This is one of my favorite ways to prepare salmon. It takes less than 5 minutes to prep and then you put it in the oven and let it do the job. In 10-15 minutes, dinner is served. Simple, but divinely delicious. The fish is flaky, moist and so good for you. With a squeeze of lemon juice, you have yourself a healthy and amazing dinner, which looks stunning too.
Yields: 4 servings
4 salmon portions, skin on
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Preheat the oven to broil. Line a deep baking dish with aluminum foil. Place the fish on top of the foil, skin side down. Rub olive oil over the surface of the fish. Season with salt and pepper. Salmon is a thick fish, so season well – don’t be shy with the salt. Broil until golden brown, 10-15 minutes. You can check the fish for doneness with a fork. If it flakes easily, the fish is ready. Slide a thin metal spatula between the fish and the skin. It will come off in one piece beautifully. This part always makes me want to smile and break out into a song. Isn’t this the easiest way that you ever saw to skin salmon? PLUS, no cleanup necessary! There are so many directions you can go from here by adding different sauces, glazes or even breadcrumbs. I’ll be sure to post my favorites with you soon.