This may be the easiest seafood dinner you have ever cooked, from prep to cleanup. Baked Salmon with cilantro and lime is a “Mexican” inspired seafood FIESTA. I was inspired by a recipe I came across that used lime and jalapeños on salmon (which I still need to try by the way). This gave me the idea to try lime and cilantro for a mild and tangy dish. It’s a common combination but I had never tried it on salmon. The lime, garlic, cilantro, and cumin is an irresistible combination that is packed full of flavor.
If you’ve never cooked salmon in foil today is the day to start. The foil seals the flavors and juices in and keeps whatever sauce or rub you are using in close contact with the salmon while it cooks. The best part is the 3 second cleanup.
- 1 lb salmon filet, skin removed
- ½ lime, squeezed
- 2-3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400°.
- In a small bowl combine lime juice, garlic, cilantro, olive oil, and cumin. Stir well and set aside.
- Season both sides of the salmon filet with salt and pepper to taste and place on a large piece of tin foil.
- Fold up all 4 sides of the foil. Spoon the cilantro lime mixture over the salmon. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon, covering completely and sealing the packet closed.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes and serve immediately.