Delicious food starts with good ingredients. They can be the most simple and basic ingredients, but it’s how you compose them together that creates the most beautiful symphony of flavors. In this recipe I’m very specific about the kind of salmon that I use – I prefer to use King Salmon, which is fattier and has a more delicate flavor than then other types of the salmons. Crusting the fish with the combination of butter, garlic, and dill is just enough to compliment the flavor of the fish, without overpowering its own delicate flavor. As for the cooking method - the best way to cook fish in my experience is to expose it to high heat during the first half of the cooking. Finish the cooking by turning off the heat letting the fish continue to cook from the heat left in the oven. This way your fish will always turn out perfectly moist.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Oven Time: 12-16 minutes
1 lb (500gr) King Salmon
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp chopped dill
salt and pepper
Turn oven on broil.
In a small saucepan melt butter with garlic, dill, and some salt on medium heat. Let the garlic cook just lightly – it will continue cooking in the oven.
Place salmon on a flat baking pan (on top of parchment paper if you wish) and sprinkle with salt and pepper on top.
Place mixture of melted butter, garlic, and dill on top of fish; make sure to coat the entire top surface.
Broil for 7-9 minutes, depends on the thickness of the fish.
Turn oven off and leave fish to continue cooking for another 5-7 minutes.