Gently Cooked Salmon

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 314.3
  • Total Fat: 19.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 93.3 mg
  • Sodium: 112.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 32.1 g

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From a 1997 NYT article. It's an absolutely fantastic and easy salmon dish! From a 1997 NYT article. It's an absolutely fantastic and easy salmon dish!
Number of Servings: 4


    1 lb center cut salmon fillet, about 1.25" thick
    1/4 ounce chives, about 40 to 60 chives (a small handful)
    2 tablespoons canola, corn, or other neutral oil
    Course salt


Preheat oven to 250˚F.

Spray a baking dish with the cooking spray and place the salmon, skin side up, in the dish. Let sit while oven preheats.

Mince a tablespoon or so of the chives for garnish. Tear the rest of the chives into 2-inch lengths and place in blender with oil and a little salt. Blend, stopping the machine to push the mixture down once or twice, until the oil has a cream-like consistency.

Put the salmon in the oven and set the timer for 12 minutes.

Check the salmon after 12 minutes; the skin should peel off easily, it should flake, and an instant read thermometer should display about 120 degrees. It may look underdone, but if it meets these three criteria it is done. (If it is not done, or you prefer it better done, return it to the oven for 3 minutes more). If you like, scrape off the gray fatty matter on the skin side (or just turn the fish over). Sprinkle with some coarse salt and cracked black pepper.

To serve, place a portion of salmon on a plate. Drizzle chive oil all around the plate and on fish garnishing with minced chives.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MZHARRIS04.

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