Lemon Basil Salmon


In general, I do not like seafood. So far the only exceptions have been the occasional tuna sandwich (mixed with mayo and pickles with lettuce and sometimes tomatoes), and ever rarer do I partake of red snapper or salmon in baked form. So, imagine my surprise when I landed on a recipe that not only sounded good, but tasted good to the point of me thinking, “Wow, I could have this on a semi-regular basis!”

Since originally posting this recipe (again, this is a tweaked version of an AllRecipes.com offering), the GHE and his brother have come very close (if they haven’t succeeded) to perfecting grilling this on a cedar plank. Everyone who’s had it loves it and wants more. This is definitely a keeper.

Lemon Basil Salmon

2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T olive oil
1 t dry basil
1/2 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
1 T lemon juice
1 T fresh parsley, chopped (or 1 t dried parsley)
dash of dill

1 lemon, sliced
2 (6 oz) salmon filets

1) mix marinade ingredients in small bowl
2) rinse salmon and pat dry; place in glass baking dish and cover with marinade
3) marinate 1 hour in refrigerator, turning occasionally
4) pre-heat oven to 375
5) place 2-3 lemon slices on top of filets, cover with foil and bake 30-45 minutes, until fish is cooked

I often serve this with green salad and carrots gently steamed with butter and dill.

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