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Cilantro and Lime Salmon

Cilantro and Lime Salmon
I have been on a salmon kick lately and up next is this super quick, easy and tasty cilantro and lime salmon! Cilantro and lime has to be one of my favourite flavour combinations, which I use it on pretty much everything, and when I saw a similar recipe for a spicy garlic lime baked salmon on A Spicy Perspective I realized that it was past time that I gave salmon the cilantro and lime treatment! This recipe could not be easier, you simply make the sauce, spread it on the salmon and bake or grill it for 10 minutes and you are in cilantro and lime flavoured salmon heaven! The cilantro and lime sauce is basically the same as my cilantro and lime vinaigrette, which is amazing on pretty much everything, and it comes together in less than 5 minutes making this dish perfect for even the busiest of nights but it's so good that it is sure to impress any dinner guests!

Cilantro and Lime Salmon
Cilantro and Lime Salmon

Cilantro and Lime Salmon

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 6

A quick and easy salmon fillet baked with a tasty cilantro and lime sauce.



ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno, coarsely chopped (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pound salmon fillet
directions
  1. Puree the oil, lime, juice and zest, cilantro, jalapeno and garlic in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Place the salmon on foil on a baking sheet, pat dry, season with salt and pepper, spread on the cilantro and lime mixture and bake in a preheated 400F oven (or barbecue) until just cooked, about 10-15 minutes.

Option: Marinate the salmon in the cilantro and lime mixture for 30 minutes before baking.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 245, Fat 14g (Saturated 2g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 67mg, Sodium 67mg, Carbs 1.5g (Fiber 0, Sugars 0), Protein 30g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

22 comments:

Tieghan said...

This looks awesome, Kevin! Love the flavor combo!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

Perfect grilling salmon!

Jenny said...

Great dinner recipe! Love salmon!!

Allie BakingAMoment said...

Sounds amazing and looks like it's perfectly cooked! I hate when salmon is all dried out and white-looking but yours is absolute perfection!

Kevin Lynch said...

Allie BakingAMoment: It was so nice and juicy! I hate dried-out/overcooked salmon as well!

Catherine said...

A delicious recipe for my favorite fish! blessings, Catherine

Grandbabycakes said...

You do salmon on so right! Pinning!

Heather Christo said...

Gorgeous. I am making this for dinner this week- no question!

Matt Robinson said...

Perfect flavors in this salmon dish, Kevin. Love it!

naomi said...

I'm with you, lime and cilantro are a great flavor combo. I can't wait to try this.

Gwen said...

I've been on a salmon kick for about 20 years ;) I've never made it this way tho. Sounds wonderful, we love cilantro lime!

Crystal S. | Apples & Sparkle said...

I was just saying last night that salmon has to be my very favorite fish! This recipe sounds so perfect, especially for summer! Thanks for posting!

Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch said...

Oh my goodness Kevin I've been on a Salmon kick too and I love the cilantro lime combo! Delicious!

Gaby said...

Perfect summer flavor combination!

Sharlynn Ng said...

Such an appetizing recipe! I love it!

Medeja said...

Yummy! I can imagine the flavor :) must try recipe.

Jeffrey Chen said...

I saw this on Sommer's blog too and now that you've made something similar, I've got to try it!

Marcie FlavortheMoments said...

I love all these flavors -- this salmon looks incredible!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Yum! Can't wait to try your version. :)

Anonymous said...

This was delish!!! I will definitely be making this again!!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Kevin, I'm always on the lookout for new ways to cook salmon, and *this* looks wonderful!

upsidedownpear said...

I'm always looking for new ways to make salmon and this flavor combination is amazing! I can't wait to make this. It's the perfect summer food!

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