Baked Salmon with Lemon Butter Caper Sauce

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It’s about time for some fish. I keep things mostly vegan on this blog, but I actually am not vegan. I’ll eat meat on occasion, when I know it comes from a good source, and a few times a month, I dive headfirst into a delicious fish dish. I tend to eat my fish super simple, with just a dab of butter, squeeze of lemon, and dash of salt. Today, I wanted a little more oomph – so came the capers.

Before you buy any fish, please please please read this article about ways to make sure you are eating the most sustainable fish available, and visit the suggested websites! It’ll make your life a whole lot easier in terms of navigating healthy sources of fish and those to avoid.

This is how salmon glows:

Salmon: is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which help to treat and prevent inflammation, promote healthy joint cartilage, decrease chances of depression, and increase cognitive function. Salmon is also full of vitamin D, which plays a key role in lowering the risk of several types of cancer, including breast, prostate and colon cancer. Because of its fat content, salmon locks moisture into skin cells, which contributes to a more youthful look, including clearer skin and healthier hair (and decreased hair loss!). The fish is great for eye and cardiovascular health as well.

Baked Salmon with Lemon Butter Caper Sauce

by Aylin @ GlowKitchen

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Keywords: bake dinner pescetarian salmon capers lemons butter

Ingredients (2 servings)

For the Salmon

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • Dash of salt

For the Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons capers (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Dash of salt and pepper

Instructions

Place the salmon fillets in a baking dish. Pull apart chunks of 1 tablespoon of butter and scatter across top of each fillet. Place one slice of lemon on each fillet. Cover dish with aluminum foil and place in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes or until cooked to your tenderness liking.

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While the salmon is cooking, in a small saucepan, melt butter and add the rest of the sauce ingredients. Let keep warm on very low heat until ready to serve the salmon.

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Pour the sauce equally over each fillet and enjoy!

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Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

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  • http://hampiesandwiches.blogspot.com/ Eileen

    Fish! Hooray! Aren’t simple preparations like this the best way to eat fish? The caper butter sauce sounds like a perfect combination with salmon. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/blubyu58 Wanda Bridges

    That’s essentially a “picatta” sauce. I prefer my salmon w/ a lil salt & fresh ground pepper to taste, then seared in a hot cast iron skillet w/ olive oil. Deglaze pan with a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice. So yummy!