4 (6-ounce) wild alaskan sockeye pieces
1 cup loosely packed parsley leaves
2 tablespoons fresh dill
1½ tablespoons capers, drained
Zest of 1 lemon (reserve lemon for juice)
2 garlic cloves
Salt and pepper
Pinch red chili pepper flakes
Extra virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 450°. Line a baking sheet with foil and oil lightly
Add parsley leaves, dill, capers, lemon zest, garlic cloves, salt, pepper, and red chili pepper flakes to the center of a large cutting board. Chop and then mince.
Slice the lemon into wedges and squeeze a bit of lemon juice into the mixture to moisten.
Rub salmon filets with extra virgin olive oil. Season generously with salt & pepper. Press top and sides of each filet into herb mixture, creating an even crust.
Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 7-9 minutes.
Plate sockeye pieces with a lemon wedge for squeezing. Pair with roasted veggies, mashed potatoes, or your favorite side dish.
Kristin's pro cooking tip: Be careful not to over bake the salmon! It might not seem like 7-9 minutes is enough, but it certainly is. Any longer and you risk drying out the fish.