Salmon is a fish I love and garlic is another favorite, a is lemon. So I was excited to try a recipe I saw in People magazine for salmon with lemon, garlic and leeks. Oddly enough, I can;t find the recipe online, it may be behind a People pay wall of some kind. So I’ll just detail it for you here.
Start with 4 pieces of salmon, about 6-7 ounces each. Cut up two scallions and mince two gloves of garlic.
Whisk together a quarter cup of olive oil, the scallions, a tablespoon of lemon juice, a tablespoon of honey and the garlic. The recipe also calls for tamari, a soy product. I’ve never used that and don’t have it in my house, so I just left it out. The dish tasted great without it.
Put the liquid mixture into a large zip-top bag and add the salmon to marinate it. The recipe calls for marinating 15 to 30 minutes at room temperature. I went with 15 minutes because we were hungry and it worked fine.
Once you’re done marinating, put the salmon in a baking dish and use a slotted spoon to get the scallions, etc., from your marinade and put it all on top of the salmon which is in the baking dish skin side up. Add lemon slices too. I added a pepper mixture as well and I used leeks, because we had one already, rather than scallions.
The recipe suggest baking for 15 minutes but doesn’t specify an oven temperature. I went with 350 degrees but cooked ours a bit longer. Cooking time depends on how thick your salmon is and how well you like it cooked, I’d check after 15 minutes and cook it longer if you like.
The garlic flavor was amazing and the salmon was very tender and flavorful, I’m adding this to my salmon recipe file.