Lemon Dill Salmon

This is my favorite salmon recipe. Three simple ingredients and no bullshit.

When you cook, you can either mash a million ingredients together for the perfect blend or just let a few simple ingredients do their job and taste delicious.

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You can tell it’s simple because all the ingredients are in the name of the recipe. Lemon. Dill. Salmon.

Lemon Dill Salmon Recipe: $17.28/3

  • Lemon: 1 or 1/2: $1
  • Dill: $.30
  • Salmon: 2lbs:  $15.98

The same works for all food. If you can’t pronounce the ingredients, call bullshit. Silicon Dioxide? Bullshit. High Fructose Corn Syrup? More bullshit! Polydimethylsiloxane? Unpronounceable bullshit! Stick to lemon, dill, salmon.

Polydimethylsiloxane? Unpronounceable bullshit! Stick to lemon, dill, salmon.

I put a bit of peanut oil on the bottom of the pan, if I had canola I would use that. Canola oil has a higher burning point and it would prevent those burn marks on the pan. Everyone hates cleaning, why give yourself more?

Take half a lemon and squeeze about 70% of it over the salmon, we’ll use the rest right before serving. You can use a whole lemon, but I zested the rind so it might be a bit much… to each their own.

Cooking Rant

In the U.S. alone, about 30%-40% of all food is wasted! So, I try to use all of the fruit, vegetable, or animal that I can. Using the zest off of the lemon can really boost your meal. It adds color, texture, and flavor to your meal… all from a piece of the fruit that you were originally going to throw away.

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Next, cover your salmon with dill. Some people will give you exact tablespoon amounts to add, but that’s stupid. Just cover it. I like a lot of dill, so I went with a heavy covering over one side of the salmon. Then a covering of the lemon zest.

Pop it into the oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes and you have yourself a perfectly simple salmon dish. Finish it with the rest of the lemon and serve with a side of baked asparagus. This cheap, simple meal. No frills and no bullshit, just good clean food. If you want unhealthy fried cheesy fatty goodness, well… I have other recipes for that.

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