Salmon is easily my favorite fish, and considering fish is very high on my list of all-time favorite things… any salmon dish is a contender for my favorite meal. I don’t get to eat it as much as I wish (which is a direct result of my cheapness). Salmon is limited to those times when it is on sale, and today was one of those days.
So, with salmon in hand, I ask myself “Should I try a new recipe?”
It’s hard for me to break away and try something new when I’m almost certain that the way my dad cooks salmon is the best way possible.
Thanks to this site, I get to push myself to try new things… new recipe it is!
I wanted a recipe that involved cooking it in the stove (it was raining hard all day), but I also didn’t want my house to smell like fish for the rest of the night.
Giada had a perfect solution that involved wrapping it in foil with all the goods and baking it for 25 minutes. This method worked great! It came out perfectly cooked with all the flavors of the additions.
It’s hard to just blindly let something cook… and when it’s wrapped in foil and deep in the oven, you really just have to put your faith in those experts that created the recipe. This time, the experts were spot on. The salmon came out perfectly flaky (and to top it off, we timed our veggies and rice just right).
I consider any fish recipe a win when Alicia clears her plate. She is (historically) not the biggest fish lover… but we are converting her one fish at a time!
Salmon baked in foil with tomatoes and lemon juice… tasty meal, easy cooking, no mess.
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Lightly brush salmon with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Mix tomatoes, olive oil, onion, garlic, lemon juice, and oregano in a small bowl.
Place salmon on aluminum foil, divvy up the tomato mixture and put it on top of the salmon. Twist the ends of the foil and fold it over the fish to keep all of the goods intact.
Bake for 25 minutes, remove from foil, and serve.