The health benefits of salmon make up a hearty list. Just to name a few, salmon aids in reducing inflammation, brain health, cancer prevention, heart health and the overall health and appearance of our skin and hair. My favorite method for cooking salmon was adapted from this recipe and it allows for so many variations with regard to flavors and tastes. In this recipe I am sharing with you, I have paired it with dijon mustard which is the perfect compliment to the rich fish. The cooking method makes for the most tender, succulent fish I have ever prepared…and it is about as simple and effortless as it gets. This recipe is a perfect weeknight meal because it is so quick and simple to prepare but is special enough for company because of its elegance.
Slow-Baked Salmon with Dijon
1 1/4 Pounds Boneless Salmon Filets, skin on
1 1/2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard
1 Tablespoon Fresh Chopped Parsley
Salt and Ground Black Pepper
Heat the oven to 275 and line a baking sheet with foil. Brush the foil with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. In a separate boil whisk together the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, dijon mustard and parsley. Lay salmon filet(s) skin side down on the prepared baking sheet, spread the olive oil/dijon mixture over the top and season liberally with salt and ground black pepper. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 18 minutes or until the fish is just opaque in the center. Turn the oven to broil and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until top just begins to turn golden. Serves 3-4