Cumin-Roasted Salmon With Cilantro Sauce

Cumin-Roasted Salmon With Cilantro Sauce

Roasting a whole fillet of fish might seem like a weekend-only treat, but cooking salmon this way is a luxury you should allow yourself on any old Tuesday, as it requires no additional preparation or skill. Be sure to slather the vinegary herb sauce on the still-warm salmon to allow the warm spices and fresh herbs to get to know each other better.
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  • Serves: 3 persons



  1. Step 1

    Make the sauce: Combine cilantro, chives, garlic, vinegar and olive oil in a medium bowl. (Alternatively, pulse the ingredients in a food processor until you’ve reached the desired consistency.) Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
  2. Step 2

    Roast the salmon: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cumin, paprika and olive oil in a small bowl, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Step 3

    Season salmon with salt and pepper and place in a baking dish or on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle salmon with spiced olive oil mixture, transfer to the oven, and roast until fish is opaque and just cooked through, 15 to 18 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Remove salmon from oven and spoon cilantro sauce over the top. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.