Occasionally I come up with recipes myself, but usually it is a variation of things I see online. This past week, we had a decent amount of salmon as our grocery store had amazing fresh (Canadian) salmon.
I like recipes that offer a lot of flavor with not too many ingredients so whenever I see a recipe that looks like it packs a delicious punch with minimal effort, I am all for it.
What you will need:
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp honey (I used organic / all natural honey)
2 tbsp lemon juice (fresh is always better but I had no lemons on hand!)
2 medium size garlic gloves
salt and pepper to taste
parsley to garnish
**lemon slices are optional and completely up to you.
In a sauce pan, melt the butter and then add the honey. Once they are mixed together and have made a delicious smelling sauce, add the garlic and lemon juice..
Once the sauce is made, take a baking pan and line it with tinfoil. On the tinfoil place the salmon.
Once the salmon is on the tinfoil, spoon the sauce over the salmon and apply the salt and pepper. You can use 1/2 tsp if you wish but generally I feel that salt and pepper should be left to the discretion of the person who is cooking. Not everyone likes the same level of salt in their food. Following this, wrap the salmon up tight in the tinfoil so that the sauce cannot escape and end up on the baking pan. Set the oven to 375F and cook for 17-19 minutes.
When your timer has gone off, switch the oven to broil and allow the salmon to broil for 3-5 minutes. This will give the salmon a beautiful glaze on top. When I was making this, I noticed that part of the tinfoil got burned from the sauce, do not panic this is completely normal. Use your judgement for how much of a glaze you would like on the salmon before removing it from the oven.
Take the salmon out of the oven and garnish with parsley (and lemon slices if you wish) and serve immediately.
If you are new to cooking salmon and would like some background, feel free to check out this article.