October 6, 2009

Salmon with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce


Gloomy October has officially started. Actually it's been hanging over my head since September.

In 2 weeks, I will be going back to work, means 1/3 of my day will be spent in my office day-dreaming, making mistakes, feeling miserable, longing to hold and kiss my boy badly!

What makes it worse is the terrible Canucks season opener.

Well, at least I have something cheerful to look forward to, my boy's big one birthday!

(serves 3 - 4)
Ingredients:
1 large piece salmon fillet
salt and pepper to taste
4 sprigs of rosemary
4 lemon slices
3 tbsp unsalted butter
2 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp capers drained
1/2 tsp lemon zest
juice of 1/2 lemon

Directions:
Preheat oven to 450F.

Place salmon on the baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper.

Place rosemary sprigs then lemon slices on top of the salmon.

Bake for 15 mins. Remove and tent with aluminum foil for another 10 mins. Fish will flake easily when done.

To prepare the sauce. Melt butter over medium heat in a sauce pan. Add garlic, capers, lemon zest and juice. Cook for 2 mins. Season with salt and pepper.

Remove salmon from oven. Discard rosemary and lemon. Gently slide a spatula between the skin and the flesh of the fish to remove the skin.

Cut salmon into individual serving pieces. Transfer to a plate and spoon butter sauce over the top. Serve.

29 comments:

Fresh Local and Best said...

I understand your desire to stay home with your cute little boy. Who wouldn't? Ethan is so adorable!

KennyT said...

LOL

CheapAppetite said...

Happy Birtday to your boy in advance:)

ncl117 said...

salmon is one of my favorite things to make - i will give this a try - thanks!

Miranda said...

This looks INCREDIBLE! I am totally going to make this for the husband. Thank you for sharing.

Jhonny walker said...

A very very nice birthday dinner i see :)

Simply Life said...

Oh wow, that looks delicious! Yum!

5 Star Foodie said...

Salmon sounds excellent with lemon caper butter!

Superchef said...

i just got some fresh salmon fillets..was going to just grill them with some rosemary,olive oil, salt n pepper. Maybe i'll try this instead! looks great!

TasteHongKong said...

Happy birthday Ethan!
Healthy and happy forever...

Divina Pe said...

I love salmon too and this dish is so flavorful. Thanks for posting this.

Happy birthday to Ethan too. Stay healthy and happy.

Anncoo said...

I also love to do this at home, thanks for sharing :)

Buckeroomama said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm always on the lookout for good salmon recipes!

Angie's Recipes said...

A classic way to cook the salmon steak.
Angie's Recipes

Christy said...

This looks so yummy! I am going to try it with trout (I grew up on a trout farm). Motherhood is wonderful and I lament with you that you have to go back to work. It will get better.

Tasty Trix said...

This is such a nice, simple and classic way to enjoy salmon. Yum!

Fearless Kitchen said...

The salmon looks delicious! My husband would really love it.

Jessie said...

very delicious dish and elegant too, I love how simple and easy it is make too

lisaiscooking said...

I love these flavors with salmon. Looks delicious!

Gladys Kock said...

I always have my salmon pan-fried and just go with mayonnaise. Am really glad to find it can be prepared in such fashion and combination. I understand the feeling of going back to work after having an really intimate bonding with your little boy, I used to have that feeling too. Happy birthday, Ethan!

EcoMeg said...

Sounds yummy! Maybe it'll be salmon tomorrow night.

Shwetha said...

Simple and delicious. I completely relate to how you're feeling about staying at home with your lil one. :)

Veronica Lee said...

This looks yummy. I'm definitely gonna give it a try.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

The salmon sounds great.

I understand how difficult it is to go back to work... Have a fun time celebrating his first birthday! :)

Family Cuisine Food And Recipe said...

Thank you for sharing . Cheers !

My Little Space said...

I've a hard time making fish for my kids. They're very picky! Your recipe looks very tasty and I hope they'll like it. Thanks.

Short and Bald said...

looks so good and very healthy! happy birthday ^^

alison said...

beatiful!capers on the top...delicious!

ncl117 said...

I just made this recipe tonight! it was amazing! Thanks for sharing! :)