Today is day three of the Ten Summer Meals in 30 Minutes or Less. If you are just checking in, be sure to catch the grocery list for all ten meals AND check out the first two recipes: Spelt Salad and Margherita Pizza. Again, this whole thing is meant to help make meal planning easy this summer!
Today’s recipe is one of the easiest recipes I have ever put together and is a favorite in our household. I love making salmon because it always feel like a special meal but is in fact very easy. The key is timing and making sure you don’t overcook the salmon. The fish is done just when it starts to flake NOT when it is crumbly and dry.
Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: Roughly 25 minutes (varies based on thickness of your filet) Serves: Varies by size of filet. I buy 1/2 lb per person and we always have leftovers which you will want!
- 1 Large Filet of Salmon
- 1/2 Lemon
- A few sprigs of dill – I use 3.
- Salt and Pepper to taste.
- Rinse the fish and place on a large sheet of foil.
- Finely chop the dill.
- Season the fish with salt and pepper as desired.
- Sprinkle the chopped dill over the filet.
- Top with lemon juice and wrap tightly.
- Bake on middle shelf for roughly 25 minutes. Towards the end, check frequently to ensure fish is not overcooked. Salmon will still have a nice bright color as it starts to flake – it will get a dull coloring as it becomes dried out.
This a recycled photo from the last time I made this meal – way better lighting that day!
I couldn’t help but share these fun photos! Spencer loves his doggy and I’m almost positive that “doggy” will be his first word. I’ve mentioned their shenangans a few times before, remember this?
He perks up the second he sees Muffin Dog and has lately taken up playing fetch with her. He can’t throw the bar very far – a foot in front of us is the farthest – but Muffin gladly retrieves the ball and brings it back to Spencer time and again. They are friends!