Baked Salmon with Mexican Seasonings
A simple way to prepare a salmon fillet. Mexican-inspired seasonings complement without overwhelming the flavor of the salmon.
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (2-pound) salmon fillet
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
- In a small bowl combine cilantro, lemon juice, jalapeño, garlic and cumin; set aside.
- Brush salmon with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on a heavy-duty aluminum foil sheet. Spread cilantro mixture on salmon, then top with tomatoes. Fold edges of foil over so that they meet each other, then seal tightly. Place salmon on a baking sheet. Bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes. Unwrap carefully and place on a platter with baking juices. Serve warm.
Makes 4 servings.