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Dinner tonight!: Oven-steamed salmon with dill mayonnaise

April 23, 2012 |  1:04 pm


According to Food editor Russ Parsons, this oven-steamed salmon is one of the easiest dishes you'll ever make:

Here's all you do: Heat the oven to 250 degrees. Put the salmon on a baking sheet. Put a baking pan on the floor of the oven (or on the lowest rack) and fill it with boiling water. Cook. Yup. That's it.

The salmon is ready in about 20 minutes, when the fish just begins to flake. While it's cooking, whisk together a quick dill mayonnaise (mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, fresh chopped dill and shallots and a little lemon juice), and you're good to go. The salmon serves six to eight, perfect whether you're serving a large family or are looking for leftovers for the next couple days (the salmon is just as good chilled and tossed in with a salad later on). You can find the recipe here.

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