Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Salmon with Lemon Sauce

Today is my mom's birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mom!! We normally go out to lunch every year, but she is SUPER, SUPER busy since she became the main agent at her Allstate Insurance business (anyone need insurance in NY, she's REALLY good!). She can't do lunch, but she is coming over for dinner tomorrow night instead. I was debating what I should make, but I think I finally decided on salmon and rice. I made this for Danny and I a couple weeks ago and it came out delicious.

I am going to make the mushroom risotto I made the other day with it.
The salmon I am making is adapted from lululu at home. Thanks for the recipe!

Salmon with Lemon Butter Sauce
  • 1 large piece salmon fillet
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • 4 lemon slices
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

1. Preheat oven to 450F.
2. Place salmon on the baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper.
3. Place rosemary sprigs then lemon slices on top of the salmon.
4. Bake for 15 mins. Remove and tent with aluminum foil for another 10 mins. Fish will flake easily when done.
5. To prepare the sauce. Melt butter over medium heat in a sauce pan. Add garlic, lemon zest and juice. Cook for 2 mins. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Remove salmon from oven. Discard rosemary and lemon. Gently slide a spatula between the skin and the flesh of the fish to remove the skin.
7. Cut salmon into individual serving pieces. Transfer to a plate and spoon butter sauce over the top. 8. Serve and enjoy with family!

* You can use more butter if you want to make more butter sauce, but I just wanted to make a small amount for Danny to taste. You really don't need it because the salmon is SO flavorful.

I will also make bread to go with it with my trusty bread machine and I have to figure out what I am going to make for dessert. Any suggestions????

* Sorry for no pictures of the food, but I didn't take any the last time I made this. I will repost with pictures tomorrow! Since no food pics, I figured I'd throw in some of my mom! :)


lululu said...

i'm glad that u like the recipe and i'm sure your salmon came out delicious!
is that u with the white dress in the photo? u look so pretty! i love your skin tone.
happy bday to your mom! :)

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Mom =]

Love the pics !

Tasty Trix said...

You and your mom are so cute together - she looks great! Yay, Mom!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Great dish! What a nice way to celebrate your mom's birthday! :)

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