Oven Roasted Salmon

It's that time of year when we move from the grill to indoors. I'm sure that quite a few of you are like me, Salmon is an outdoor dish! This is an easy way to bring it indoors so you can enjoy this plentiful and versatile fish.  I purchase a whole side which can easily feed a family of four. Since we are just two the leftovers go in the fridge and my husband makes salads and sandwiches for lunch. The recipe is very simple, and very easy to put your own twist on it. Try it soon, you won't be disappointed.


Heat oven to 450 degrees.

1 side of salmon, skin on
2 tablespoons butter (flavored butters such as garlic or herb are perfect here)
1 lemon thinly sliced
2 tablespoons drained capers
salt and pepper

Line a rimmed sheet pan with aluminum foil and coat with non stick spray. Lay the salmon skin side down on the pan. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. slice the butter thinly and place on top of the salmon. Sprinkle on the capers, gently pressing them into the fish. Lay the lemon slices on top of the salmon. Roast for 17-20 minutes, until it is cooked the way you like it. Remove from the oven and allow to rest a few minutes before serving.  The salmon portions will easily lift off the skin.  Enjoy!