One thing I have learned from my husband is the best salmon comes from Alaska. He has told me numerous stories about his days as a commercial salmon fisherman and his dip netting experiences back in Anchorage. Getting fresh Alaskan Salmon in the lower 48 does come at cost, but I think it is worth it. I found this beautiful piece of fish at Whole Foods and I was very excited to pair it with some fresh dill, lemon and capers.
I took the salmon and cut into two pieces, drizzled it with olive oil, rubbed some minced fresh garlic on it and seasoned with salt. When the salmon was done, I added the capers, lemon and dill into the pan with a little butter and made a delicious sauce that went well with my lentils and green beans. It was an elegant, restaurant quality meal that took little time to prepare. Hope you enjoy!
If you purchased 1 fillet of salmon cut it into 2 (.5lb) pieces. Drizzle with about 1 Tbsp of Olive oil.
Season lightly with salt on both sides and rub 1 Tbsp of minced garlic into the flesh side of each piece of fish.
Add 1 Tbsp of olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium high heat. Place the salmon into the pan skin side down and let it cook for about 5 mins.
Flip the fish and let it cook for another 3-4 mins for medium and a little more for medium well.
When it is done, remove the fish from the pan. In the same skillet, add the butter, capers, 1 tsp of dill and the juice from the lemon. Let the sauce reduce for about 3 min. Pour directly over and serve.
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