Dill and Fennel Salmon
This simple yet elegant dish is a perfect way to showcase the delicate flavor of salmon. The dill and fennel add a bright, herbaceous note that complements the richness of the fish, while the lemon juice provides a touch of acidity. The salmon is cooked quickly in a hot oven, so it remains moist and flaky.
The origins of this recipe are shrouded in mystery. Some say it was created by a humble fisherman who was looking for a way to cook his catch using only the ingredients he had on hand. Others claim it was the invention of a renowned chef who was inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean. Regardless of its true origins, this dish has become a classic for good reason. It is easy to make, delicious to eat, and sure to impress your guests.
Dill and Fennel Salmon Dill and Fennel Salmon Dill and Fennel Salmon Dill and Fennel Salmon
Prep time: 10 | Cook time: 20 | Serves: 4
  • 1 pound salmon fillet
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh fennel
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place the salmon fillet on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with dill, fennel, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through.
Why It Works
  • The combination of dill and fennel is a classic pairing that complements the flavor of salmon perfectly.
  • The lemon juice adds a touch of acidity that brightens the dish and prevents the salmon from becoming too rich.
  • Cooking the salmon in a hot oven helps to keep it moist and flaky.