Salmon is one of my favorite types of fish to cook. It has such a wonderful flavor on its own and it can be seasoned in so many ways. I'm a bit partial to blackened salmon but I'm always looking for new ways to serve this delicate fish and this dish was a pleasant surprise.
Today's recipe was inspired by this beautiful rosemary plant I have growing in my yard. I could smell the aroma of this little plant even before I spotted it at Home Depot. The smell was so fresh and crisp I immediately started to think of all the dishes I could cook with rosemary. Of course you can't have summer without fresh basil, then I spotted Greek oregano and it looked great, too. I went to Home Depot for a light bulb and came home with an assortment of herbs...and I forgot the light bulb. Oh well, time to cook with some herbs!!
This recipe is super simple and only uses a handful of ingredients. I wasn't sure if the rosemary flavor would absorb into the fish, but with just a few minutes in the marinade the rosemary taste was there without overpowering the fish. The end result, a most tasty summer night meal. Enjoy!!
2 TB Lemon Juice
2 tsp Fresh Rosemary, coarsely chopped
1 tsp Fresh Minced Garlic
1/8 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1/8 tsp Kosher Salt
2 6 oz Salmon Fillets, skin removed
Combine all ingredients except salmon in a small dish. Place salmon fillets into the lemon juice mixture and let marinate for about 5 minutes, turning once.
Place a piece of foil on a baking sheet and place a wire rack on top of the foil. Place the fillets on the rack, press some of the rosemary and garlic onto the top of the fish and broil on HIGH for 5 minutes. Lower broiler heat to LOW and heat and additional 4-5 minutes or until the fish is cooked thru.
The fillets I used were about 1" thick, so add a few more minutes if your fillets are thicker. (By broiling on high heat during the first stage of cooking, the salmon will sear on the outside. Then lowering the temp will finish the cooking process.)