Oven Roasted Salmon with Cilantro and Lime Sauce

Salmon, Lentils, & Fennel

Salmon, Lentils, & Fennel

Oven Roasted Salmon with Cilantro and Lime Sauce

      I think I could eat salmon everyday!!  Fresh salmon, that is!!!  I like to use wild caught salmon if I can get it but, farm raised, if it’s fresh, works well too(only if it is VERY fresh).  This recipe is another one that if you have every thing on hand…  you can pull together a fabulous, home cooked, tasty, healthy, dinner in a matter of minutes.  I usually serve this with my Asian couscous and roasted asparagus.  However, this evening, I went a different route and had a side of stewed beluga lentils and roasted fennel!  The flavor combinations were incredible!  Hope you enjoy this as much as we did!!!

Ingredients list:

4 – salmon fillets, approximately 8 ounces each

Olive oil for drizzling

Kosher salt

Coarse ground black pepper

1 –  recipe cilantro and lime sauce (recipe below)

Preheat your oven to 450°.  Line a baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil.  This will make your clean up much easier.  Place the salmon fillets on the baking sheet, skin side down.  *Note*- don’t spray the foil with no stick!  The skin will stick to the foil making it easy to slide only the meat of the fish onto your plate.  Drizzle each fillet with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Roast the salmon in the oven for approximately 12 minutes. Using a large spatula, insert it between the skin and the meat and transfer to a serving plate.  To serve, drizzle the fillets with the cilantro and lime sauce.

 Cilantro and Lime Sauce:

1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice

5 TBS light soy sauce

4 TBS chopped fresh cilantro

4 TBS chopped fresh Thai basil

1 tablespoons minced garlic

2 tsp. hoisin sauce

2 tsp. honey

1 tsp. chili paste

Put all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.  Blend it for just a few seconds until everything is well mixed.  Drizzle over the cooked salmon.

*Just a note…This recipe is so good. We like it over salmon but you can use it with what ever you want!  I have cooked cornish hens and used this sauce!!!  Great flavor!!!

Salmon with Cilantro Lime Sauce

Salmon with Cilantro Lime Sauce

The Beluga lentils were a fantastic side to serve with the salmon.  Although I cooked them the same way that I cooked the brown lentils, they do have their own distinct flavor.  I am going to give you a link here to the stewed lentils.  Use it and substitute the belugas. http://tastefulthyme.com/2013/08/09/stewed-lentils/

http://tastefulthyme.com/2013/08/28/beluga-lentils/

Beluga Lentils

Beluga Lentils

Here is a link to the absolutely fantastic fennel!!!

http://tastefulthyme.com/2013/08/28/roasted-fennel/ 

Roasted Fennel

Roasted Fennel

 

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