Monday, May 11, 2009

Crème Fraîche Roasted Salmon

I am a huge fan of salmon, as is the whole family. This recipe is perfect for a super healthy & simple dinner.
Here crème fraîche is used to seal in moisture & give it a subtle tang.

For this dish, use fresh, wild-caught salmon. You can use any amount...but, the recipe calls for a 2-lb. center cut fillet. This would be more than enough for 4 people.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees & lay the salmon skin side down, on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

Sprinkle with kosher salt & freshly ground pepper.

At this point you can add some fresh herbs, but it's not necessary. I used some fresh thyme, because I have lots of it on hand from the garden.

Next you will need some crème fraîche.

Rub about a 1/4 cup's worth all over the surface of the salmon.

Roast for about 15-20 minutes, or until just cooked through. The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the fish.
Transfer to a platter & serve.


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