This #1 Recipe on the Food Network Has 3 Ingredients

Updated 08/01/18

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.

Salmon Recipe Food Network
The Modern Proper

Ingredients for the salmon

Salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces
Coarse-grained salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Toasted almond parsley salad, for serving (optional)
Baked squash, for serving (optional)

Ingredients for the toasted almond parsley salad

Shallot
Red wine vinegar
Coarse grain salt
Capers, rinsed
Fresh flat-leaf parsley
Toasted almonds
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.

Head over to The Food Network for more summertime favorites. 

Shop summer-cooking essentials:

Nordstrom At Home Set Of 4 Measuring Cups
Nordstrom at Home Home Set of 4 Measuring Cups $45 $22
Shop
Grey butchers stripe adult apron
Chefn Grey Butchers Stripe Adult Apron $24
Shop
Stonewood Stripe 2-Piece Salad Serving Set
Juliska Stonewood Stripe 2-Piece Salad Serving Set $98
Shop
White Cocotte
Staub White Cocotte $350 $300
Shop
Ctp Mirror Polished Stainless Steel 2-Piece Fry Pan Set - 100% Exclusive
Scanpan Ctp Mirror Polished Stainless Steel 2-Piece Fry Pan Set, 100% Exclusive $200
Shop
Box Grater
Oxo Box Grater $19
Shop
Shun Hikari 6
Williams Sonoma Shun Hikari 6" Chef's Knife $338 $270
Shop
OXO 16-Piece Smart Seal Plastic Container Set
Williams Sonoma OXO 16-Piece Smart Seal Plastic Container Set $30
Shop
Cuisinart Prep Express Slicer Shredder & Spiralizer
Williams Sonoma Cuisinart Prep Express Slicer Shredder & Spiralizer $130 $70
Shop

Related Stories