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Baked Salmon Scampi

Lori
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 salmon portions 6-7 ounces, skinless
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 large or 2 medium garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon white wine
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • To Start, preheat the oven to 425 F.
  • Next, whisk together the ingredients from the olive oil through the red pepper flakes into a cohesive, creamy mix, adding a pinch of salt for seasoning.
  • Then, salt and pepper the salmon portions to taste, and place in an oven-safe dish.
  • Spoon half of the creamed butter mix onto each salmon portion. Be sure to spread evenly over the entire portion but keep the mixture on top only. Don't let it run down the sides.
  • Then bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on thickness of salmon portion. For the last 2 minutes, you can choose to switch the oven from bake to broil to achieve a light caramelization on top.
  • Remove from oven when the sides are a pale opaque color, without a darker red line in the middle.
  • Finally, sprinkle fresh parsley on top and serve with your choice of sides.

Notes

All seasoning ingredients, from the butter on down, should be at room temperature. This will ensure that you can whisk everything together into a cohesive cream.
Use a high-sided oven-safe dish to minimize splattering.