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baked salmon recipe with garlic cilantro sauce

Simple Baked Salmon Recipe, prepared Mediterranean-style with a tasty garlic-cilantro sauce, tomato and lime slices. Comes together in 15 minutes! Grab the tips and serving suggestions below. baked salmon recipe with garlic cilantro sauce

INGREDIENTS

For the Garlic Cilantro Sauce

  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Salt
  • 1 whole bunch fresh cilantro, stems trimmed (only remove about 1 inch of the stems)
  • 1/2 cup Private Reserve extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime, juice of

For the Salmon

  • 2 lb skinless salmon fillet
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large tomato, sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 lime, sliced into rounds

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Take salmon out of fridge and set at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes or so. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of a small food processor, add all the ingredients for the garlic cilantro sauce. Blend until everything is well combined into a sauce.
  3. Place the salmon fillet in a lightly oiled baking pan like this one. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Now spoon the garlic-cilantro sauce on top of the salmon fillet and spread evenly to coat the salmon. (You will have extra garlic-cilantro sauce, pour it into a small bowl to serve next to the salmon.)
  4. Arrange the tomato and lime slices on top of the salmon fillet.
  5. Place the baking pan in the top half of your heated oven, bake for 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2 inch of thickness (if your salmon fillet is about 1-inch thick, check for doneness at 8 minutes or so).  Test temperature with an instant read thermometer, and remove salmon from heat at somewhere between 125 degrees F and 130 degrees F, cover lightly with foil and let rest for another 5 to 8 minutes or so to finish cooking. Enjoy!

What to serve along? This salmon works well with many Mediterranean dishes like Lemon rice,  Greek potatoes, simple Mediterranean saladTzatziki Sauce

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