salmon baked with cream and herbs

Posted on 01/23/2013 by helen_bakes
I'm just going to start off with telling you that this recipe is a definite keeper. I rarely roast or bake fish because I always seem to end up with too-dry fish and a house smelling of seafood [yech]. However, this super simple recipe produces fish that is anything but dry and the only smells you'll have will be of delicious cream and herbs. Really easy to put together but impressive in how good it is, both taste- and nutrition-wise.

Taken from Nourished Kitchen, and I halved the portions using only one fillet of salmon.

1 cup heavy cream (not ultrapasteurized)
4 to 6 ounces wild-caught salmon filets
2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
2 tbsp chopped fresh marjoram
1/4 cup chopped fresh thyme

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Pour fresh, heavy cream over salmon filets.
3. Sprinkle fresh dill and thyme over the cream-drenched salmon.
4. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until salmon is firm and flakes easily. Serve immediately.

Before going into the oven:

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The recipe doesn't call for any salt, but I thought the fish would be a bit too bland without it so I seasoned the fish after the cream but before the herbs. Was a good move. The recipe's method also leaves out the marjoram it lists in the ingredients for some reason.

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Going, going, gone!

Seriously, this was so delicious I polished off the whole fillet by myself even though I was kind of bursting by the end. It's beautifully balanced and the fish comes out so moist and lovely. And it's so easy! Perfect for dinner when you're too busy to do anything else. The only sad thing is that good salmon over here is so pricey, so this will have to be kept for special occasions.

Have a good week!
mankini 24th-Jan-2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
I'll definitely give this a try, thanks for posting!
amaelamin_ 27th-Jan-2013 09:41 am (UTC)
you're welcome!
woobeans 25th-Jan-2013 07:35 pm (UTC)
yum, that looks SO good! i wish i wasn't lactose intolerant!
amaelamin_ 27th-Jan-2013 09:42 am (UTC)
oh dear :(( i truly wish there were some way you could try this!
verygwen 27th-Jan-2013 05:28 pm (UTC)
One of the comments to the original recipe suggested coconut milk instead of cream. Seems worth a try!
woobeans 27th-Jan-2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
mmm great idea!
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