The Food Network is an uncontested authority on all things cooking—and its website is an extension of that prowess. As an aggregator of delicious recipes from the likes of Ina Garten, Rachael Ray, Giada de Laurentiis, and more, its website attracts roughly 46 million unique website visitors per month, all of whom are searching for the perfect recipes.
So when a single meal earns the title of most-searched recipe on The Food Network website, you know it's good. The food authority recently rounded up the top 10 recipes of the moment, and the humble oven-baked salmon, courtesy of Kathleen Daelemans, claimed the number one spot.
"This salmon dinner couldn't be simpler," Food Network write. "Season the fish with salt and pepper, then pop it in the oven for a quick 15 minutes. An easy-to-make parsley and almond salsa goes on top for a touch of freshness." Scroll down to find out how to make it.
Ingredients for the salmon
Salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces
Freshly ground black pepper
Toasted almond parsley salad, for serving (optional)
Baked squash, for serving (optional)
Ingredients for the toasted almond parsley salad
Red wine vinegar
Coarse grain salt
Fresh flat-leaf parsley
Extra-virgin olive oil
Instructions for the salmon
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon, skin side down, on a non-stick baking sheet or in a non-stick pan with an oven-proof handle. Bake until salmon is cooked through, about 12 to 15 minutes. Serve with the toasted almond parsley salad and squash, if desired.
Instructions for the toasted almond parsley salad
Mince the shallot and add to a small bowl. Pour the vinegar over the shallots and add a pinch of salt. Let sit for 30 minutes.
Roughly chop the capers, parsley, and almonds and add to the shallots. Add the olive oil, tasting as you go. Mix again and adjust the seasonings.
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