As I begin this post, I realize that the last entree recipe I posted was also a salmon dish. I do love salmon, but really don’t make it that often. In fact, last night was the first time since November! Strange coincidences aside, this is another delicious recipe that is dead easy. Minimal ingredients, prep and cooking time under 30 minutes total, and it’s healthy (141 calories, 23g protein, 2g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 4g fat).
This recipe, cut from a newspaper, has been hanging on my fridge for over three years. I would love to give proper credit to the original author, but unfortunately, I cut ONLY the recipe out of the paper. I don’t even know what paper it was in. My apologies, chef, wherever you are.
Oven-roasted Salmon with Cilantro and Green Onions
4 (4 oz) salmon fillets
1 tsp Emeril’s Original Essense seasoning blend
2 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro (or to taste)
4 green onions, sliced (white and green parts)
2 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
1. Preheat oven to 450
2. Sprinkle salmon with seasoning on both sides and place on foil-lined baking sheet (note: I did NOT stick to the 4 oz. portion suggested by the recipe)
3. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes per 1-inch thickness of fish, until just cooked through. While salmon is cooking, chop cilantro and slice onions. Fun Fact: I finally got to use fresh cilantro from my own herb garden! It only took five attempts – FIVE – to get cilantro to grow out there. Very exciting moment for me.
4. Remove salmon from oven. Immediately sprinkle with cilantro and onions. Drizzle with soy sauce.
5. Tent with a piece of foil for approximately 10 minutes.
(while I was waiting for the salmon, I put together a quick salad to go with the fish – pre-packaged “American” salad mix, fresh chopped tomato, fresh chopped red onion, McCormick Salad Toppings and fresh ground pepper)