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Baked Salmonwith Lemon and Basil

Baked Salmon - Baked Salmon - Salmon from the oven: Easy enough for even inexperienced cooks to make
Baked Salmon - Salmon from the oven: Easy enough for even inexperienced cooks to make


Calories:341 kcal
Preparation:20 min
Ready in:60 min
1 serving contains (Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calories341 kcal(17%)
Protein46 g(92%)
Fat13 g(16%)
Carbohydrates7 g(3%)
Added Sugar0 g(0%)
Roughage0 g(0%)

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For servings

8 sprigsBasil
3 teaspoonsblack Peppercorns
2 poundsthin piece Salmon (with skin)
1 tablespoonFleur de sel
2 tablespoonsOlive oil
1 tablespoonHoney
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Kitchen Utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Mortar, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Small knife, 1 Fine grater, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Small bowl, 1 Whisk, 1 Plate


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1 Rinse basil, pat dry, pluck leaves and coarsely chop half of the leaves.
2 Crush peppercorns in a mortar or grind coarsely in a pepper mill.
3 Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Rinse the salmon, pat dry and then place skin side down on sheet.
4 Mix the fleur de sel with the crushed pepper and rub over the salmon. Sprinkle with chopped basil and bake in preheated oven at 80°C (fan: not recommended, gas mark 1) (approximately 175°F) until fish is cooked through, about 40 minutes (longer for thicker fillets).
5 Meanwhile, rinse lemon in hot water and wipe dry. Finely grate the zest, then squeeze out the lemon juice. 
6 Mix the lemon zest and juice with the oil and honey in a small bowl.
7 Remove salmon from oven and place on a large plate. Drizzle with the lemon sauce and let rest 8-10 minutes before sprinkling with remaining basil leaves and serving.


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