Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Embracing Spring

Citrus Herb Salmon

Spring signals a return to light, bright flavors with lots of color after the heavy, heartier dishes of winter. This salmon is the perfect meal with which to embrace spring: infused with the warm weather aromas of citrus and fresh green herbs, it's a light, healthy meal that won't send you into a food-induced coma - instead it may inspire you to get outside and enjoy the spring air! The dish is ridiculously simple to put together: salmon fillets are sprinkled with lemon and orange zest, then decked with sprigs of fresh oregano, thyme, tarragon, and chives, and finally, layered with thin slices of lemon and wrapped in foil. The result is a stunning presentation for minimal effort (no tedious chopping of the herbs, just a few quick passes across the grater for zest) with a delicate, tangy bite. Thank goodness for spring!


Tracy said...

It looks so good! I wish my husband would eat fish.

Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) said...

Oh yum...that looks absolutely delicious!

Elisabeth said...

Thanks, all! We don't eat fish as often as I would like - I wish we lived closer to one of the coasts so there were more fresh options available!