|An oldie but goodie from my first blog.|
Oven Roasted Side of Salmon
from The America's Test Kitchen Family Cook Book (1st edition)
1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 450 degrees. Melt 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 1 minced shallot and 1/4 teaspoon salt, and cook until softened, about 1 minute. Off the heat, stir in 1 Tablespoon minced fresh dill.
2. Fold a sheet of heavy-duty foil so that it is 1-inch wider and 1-foot longer than a 3 to 4 pound side of salmon (I buy mine at Costco). Lay the foil diagonally across a rimmed baking sheet and spray the foil with vegetable oil spray. Pat the salmon dry with paper towels, then season with salt and pepper. Lay the salmon skin-side down on the foil. Brush with the dill butter, then lay thin lemon slices over the fish.
3. Roast until all but the very center of the fish has turned from translucent to opaque, 12 to 17 minutes.
Chili-Lime Roasted Salmon
Cook 2 teaspoons chili powder, 1 minced garlic clove and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper with the shallot in step 1. Substitute 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro for the dill. Substitute lime slices for the lemon.