Lemon Salmon Recipe

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With its moist lemony flavor, this salmon recipe will be the way to anyone's heart. Prepared in a foil pouch, this lemon salmon recipe can be baked in the oven or grilled. Grilling salmon will also enhance its flavor even more.
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  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 salmon fillets - or one side of whole salmon
  • 2 lemons, sliced, plus 1 lemon quartered for garnish
  • 1 medium onion - sliced
  • 6 bay leaves - one for each fillet
  • 36 peppercorns - 6 for each fillet
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • fresh parsley - chopped for garnish
Container: aluminum foil
15 mins
45 mins
1 hr
  • Preheat oven to 350° or grill with medium low fire.
  • Oil pieces of aluminum foil large enough to place salmon fillet on and fold up the sides to create a pouch.
  • Place salmon on foil, skin side down.
  • Drizzle remaining olive oil over top of fillets.
  • Arrange lemon slices, onion slices, bay leaf and peppercorns on and around the fish, even underneath if you like.
  • Drizzle with cream.
  • Bring long edges of foil up and over the top of the fish along with the sides, roll or fold down, leaving space for steam to escape at the top.
  • Make sure the ends are sealed so juices don't leak.
  • Place directly on oven rack or grill.
  • Bake or grill salmon until it flakes with a fork (40-45 minutes) or longer if fillets are thicker.
  • To serve, remove bay leaf and garnish with lemon quarters and chopped parsley.
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