This Cilantro Salmon is a delicious and easy salmon that makes a great healthy weeknight dinner with only 5 simple ingredients! (gluten-free, dairy-free option) Wonderful marinade for salmon, for those that like their fish less.. fishy!
Savory Cilantro Salmon: Serves 2
11-12 oz salmon, raw (should yield two 5-oz cooked servings)
1-½ cups fresh cilantro
1 cup (1 medium 2-¾” x 2-½”) yellow bell pepper , sliced
1 cup (1 medium 2-¾” x 2-½”) red bell pepper , sliced
1 cup (1 medium 2-¾” x 2-½”) green bell pepper , sliced
¼ cup (2 oz) water
1 Tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
1 Tbsp hot red pepper sauce
½ tsp cumin
¼ tsp salt (Optional)
Non-stick cooking spray
Marinade: In a food processor, combine cilantro, lemon or lime juice, hot red pepper sauce, cumin, salt, and water; puree until smooth.
Transfer marinade to gallon-size resealable plastic bag.
Add salmon. Seal bag, squeezing out air; turn to coat salmon.
Refrigerate 1 hour, turning bag occasionally.
After marinating: Preheat oven to 400° F.
Spray medium-sized square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray until lightly covered.
Arrange pepper slices in a single layer in prepared pan;
bake 20 minutes, turning pepper slices once.
Drain salmon; discard marinade.
Place salmon on top of pepper slices.
Bake, turning salmon once, 12-14 minutes, or until fish flakes easily when tested with fork.
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