Get your omega-3 fatty acid and Vitamin D fix with this delicious and healthy salmon dish with a Persian twist! Salmon has many health benefits including promoting cardiovascular health, improved mood and cognition, ocular benefits and joint protection just to name a few. This dish is one of my favorites since it is just so fresh and flavorful and takes minimal effort to make, yet seems like you spent hours preparing. I am definitely planning on making this for my family over the holidays and I hope you will too!
~1 pound salmon filet (3/4 inch thick)
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon garlic powder (or more if you're a garlic fan)
Pinch saffron- if you need help preparing, click here for my video on how to prepare saffron
1 lemon thinly sliced as seen above
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil or 1/2 tablespoon butter cut into tiny pieces
1. Pre-heat oven to 350. After you have washed and pat dry the salmon filet, place on aluminum foil and sprinkle with garlic powder, saffron, salt and pepper. Add fresh dill to the filet and dot with tiny pieces of butter or add olive oil.
2. Add slices of lemon on top so that the entire filet is covered with them (you should only see lemons, no filet).
3. Wrap filet in aluminum foil and place inside oven. Allow it to cook for 20 minutes. Then unwrap the filet and let it cook for another 20-30 minutes depending on how you like your salmon done!
PS- This dish is fabulous with roasted bok choy and Persian herbed rice OR cooked up without wrapping in aluminum foil beside some delicious and colorful veggies as seen here: