Here I am with the Cilantro Chimichurri again, but today we will use it as a marinade on salmon! I almost didn’t share this recipe with you guys, but it really saved one of my nights this week, so I figured… why keep this dirty little trick to myself!!?
I had the craziest week and barely any time to think. I had been sick, work has been so busy, bla bla bla… Dinner time sneaks up on me last night and right before I take the easy way out (takeout!! don’t judge me!!) I decided to open the fridge for that one final check. Man, that was the right thing to do, because, when I opened the fridge, there it was all shinny and green, a whole week and a half after I prepared it, our old friend, the cilantro chimichurri! Woohoooo!!! I also had some salmon in the freezer, so bingo – dinner problem, solved!
Salmon with Cilantro Chimichurri Steps
All I did was season the salmon a little bit of salt and pepper, similar to what I did with the chicken wings and steak we talked about on the other posts. The difference here is we are going to spread a couple of tablespoons of chimichurri on the salmon and let it marinade for about 15-20 mins… not too long.
While the salmon was marinating I made some brown rice and pre-heated the oven. Then just pop the salmon in the oven for about 20 mins and dinner is done!
PS… How cute are these cilantro blossoms and how elegant they make this super simple dish look? Peeeeeeeeeeeerfect for that mid-week date night, eh! 😉 I grabbed them from our cilantro plant in our herb garden!!
So, make it and share your crazy day or mid-week dinner date story with me by tagging me or using #cookingwithaline
Salmon with Cilantro Chimichurri
- 2 skinless Salmon fillets
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/3 C of cilantro chimichurri
- salt and pepper to taste
- preheat oven to 350F
- season salmon with salt and pepper on both sides
- brush salmon fillets with half of the cilantro chimichurri, reserve the other half for finishing, and let marinate approximately 15-20 mins
- drizzle the olive oil on baking dish and place the fillets
- bake for 20-25 mins