Oven Baked Salmon

Ahhh .. my favorite topic of fish again! What would I do without you, my fish!

When I first relocated to the US as a 20 something newly married girl with no prior expertise of cooking or for that matter anything else, the thing that I missed the most after my friends and family was ‘fish’. The fish that I saw in the supermarket was not what I had seen in the previous part of the world where I lived. As a matter of fact, I had only eaten fish but not actually bought it. As a girl who ate a meal consisting of fish like 4 times a week, my world had taken a 360 degree turn. 

As I got more settled and started embracing the local produce and seafood, I started experimenting in my then little apartment kitchen. Some worked out successfully, some not so much! But I didn’t give up. I just wanted to find a way to eat and enjoy fish! Salmon is one fish that didn’t taste quite as good with the traditional Goan methods of cooking. Trust me, I have tried making Tandoori style salmon to Salmon Xacuti and my taste buds did not like it. My husband, who is also a food connoisseur like me, did not approve it either.

Then one fine day, I just happened to mix and match some ingredients, top it over the fish and then bake into the oven and voila! I had the best creation of this fish. My husband gave me a thumbs up! Now after many years, I still make it quite often since salmon can be conveniently found everywhere in the US. Its kid approved too!

I just eyeball all the ingredients really. I have tried to come up with some measurements for this recipe for you to try. Feel free to tweak it as per your palate.

Baked Salmon
Oven Baked Salmon
Oven Baked Salmon
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Ingredients
  1. Salmon - About 1.5 lbs
  2. Onion - 1 small, chopped
  3. Lemon juice - 1/4 cup
  4. Olive Oil - 1/4 cup
  5. Green Chillies - 4 to 5, chopped
  6. Garlic cloves - 3-4 chopped
  7. Mayonaise - 1 tablespoon
  8. Mustard - 1 teaspoon
  9. Parsley/Coriander leaves - for flavor
  10. Red chilli powder - 1/2 tspn (Optional)
  11. Black pepper, freshly ground - lots of it, to taste
  12. Salt - to taste
Instructions
  1. 1) Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. 2) In a bowl, mix all the ingredients except the salmon. Adjust the seasonings if needed.The mixture should taste slightly salty and sour.
  3. 3) Line a baking tray with heavy duty foil and place the salmon over it. Pour the mixture evenly over the salmon.
  4. 4) Place in oven and let bake for 30 minutes.
Notes
  1. Serves: 8
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