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Roasted Salmon with Honey and Dill

Roasted Salmon with Honey and Dill

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Servings: 4 to 6

Salmon is such a flavourful fish that it needs little adornment. Here we brush a whole side of salmon with a simple mixture of olive oil, honey, garlic and dill, which lends a sweet, herbal note, then roast it in a hot oven. Finish with a squeeze of lemon and you’ve got a beautiful main course for a springtime meal.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 side of skin-on salmon, about 2 lb. (1 kg)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup (3 fl. oz./80 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh dill, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 2 1/2 Tbs. honey
  • 1/2 lemon, plus lemon slices for garnish

Directions:

  • Preheat an oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Pat the salmon dry with paper towels. Season lightly on both sides with salt and pepper. Place, skin side down, on a baking sheet.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, chopped dill and honey, then whisk in 3/4 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Brush the salmon with half of the mixture.
  • Roast until the salmon is cooked to your liking, 10 to 12 minutes for medium, brushing it with the remaining olive oil mixture halfway through roasting.
  • Transfer the salmon to a platter and squeeze the lemon half over the fish. Garnish with dill sprigs and lemon slices and serve immediately. Serves 4 to 6.
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