Garlic Crusted Salmon

Moist, juicy, succulent are just a few words that come to mind when I think of my garlic crusted salmon recipe. This salmon dish is covered in garlic, a sprinkling of salt and butter and oven baked before broiling to create a crispy garlic crust. As one of my favorite recipes I reserve this for holidays and special occasions. The recipe comes in handy when I need to impress. It can be served as a family meal or when hosting a party. I like to prepare by cleaning the fish and adding some salt and pepper.  Then cover with the crushed garlic, I use my favorite garlic press for this as it creates the perfect size garlic crumbles, place 3 pats of butter on the top. Wrap the whole piece of fish in foil and bake until done.  Broil the top to crisp up the garlic and voila, you have garlic crusted salmon. You will be left with an incredibly juicy piece of fish. Whenever I make this salmon dish I tend to enjoy it more with company.  Their appreciation for the meal is always a delight and who does not like to feel appreciated. Serving suggestions are some nice roast potatoes, a fresh salad, some green beans or asparagus.  The options are endless. Oh and dont forget a nice glass of your favorite wine.  For me, this fish pairs nicely with a fresh Reisling.  It always goes down well with fish, and you can really enjoy the combination of flavors. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do.

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Garlic Crusted Salmon
Crispy garlic crusted salmon is super quick and easy to make and will satisfy the seafood lover.
garlic crusted salmon
Course Seafood
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Seafood
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
garlic crusted salmon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Clean salmon with a little lemon in water and pat dry. Place salmon in an over proof baking dish. Sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper to taste. Cover the top of the salmon with the crushed garlic.
  2. Place the teaspoons of butter, randomly spaced, on the top of the salmon.
  3. Cover the dish with a lid or aluminum foil and bake in the over for 30 minutes. Fish should be flaky.
  4. Uncover the fish and broil under a high broiler until golden brown and the garlic has crusted. Serve with your favorite side of asparagus or a crisp garden salad.
Recipe Notes

Salmon and garlic pair together to create a succulent seafood entree that will please the most ardent of seafood lovers.  The following recipe is super quick and easy, tastes delicious and, by stopping after step three, can be prepared ahead of time.  Simply place the cubes of butter and wrap in foil until you are ready to put in the over.

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