Thyme and Lime Roasted Salmon

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The other night I came home with salmon on the mind.  I had a beautiful ruby red fillet of salmon sitting in the fridge just waiting to be dressed up and served for dinner.  Problem was, I didn’t have much else.  A bunch of fresh thyme, an onion and a few limes; that was about it.  Thankfully, fresh herbs, any member of the onion family and citrus are about all you need to prepare a delicious and fast dinner with a salmon fillet.  Better yet, the prep time is almost non-existent.  After seasoning the salmon with salt and pepper, I layered on the onion, thyme and lime.  I sealed it all in a foil packet and threw the whole kit and caboodle in the oven.  Twenty-ish minutes later dinner was on the table and taste buds were singing.  Score one for me.

After seasoning with salt and pepper, add the onions and thyme.

After seasoning with salt and pepper, add the onions and thyme.

Add the sliced lime and seal the foil to form a pouch - this keeps the fish super moist throughout the cooking process.

Add the sliced lime and seal the foil to form a pouch – this keeps the fish super moist throughout the cooking process.

 

A short time later, your salmon is ready to eat.  Super fast, super healthy.

A short time later, your salmon is ready to eat. Super fast, super healthy.

Thyme and Lime Roasted Salmon

Thyme and Lime Roasted Salmon

Thyme and Lime Roasted Salmon

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  • Yield: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: Entree

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 (1 1/2 – 1 3/4 – pound) skinless salmon filet
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 white onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • 6 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Evenly brush the olive oil on a large sheet of aluminum foil.
  3. Place salmon on foil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread the onion, thyme and lime slices evenly across the entire fillet.
  5. Seal the foil packet on the top and on all sides.
  6. Place on a sheet pan and roast for 15 – 20 minutes until almost cooked in the center at the thickest part. The salmon will be firm to the touch and flake easily.
  7. Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes. Discard onions, limes and thyme before serving.

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