This dish is delicious with any kind of potato and a simple green. I have chosen to serve the salmon with asparagus and parsley potatoes.
Salmon can handle bold flavors but I think lemon is the best flavoring for this fish. Lemon helps brighten up its flavor and what better pairing is it to have capers in the mix. I adore capers for their unique briny flavor. So for this recipe I planned on roasting salmon steaks with a lemon caper butter sauce.
Salmon Steaks w/ Lemon Butter Caper Sauce
2 salmon steaks
¼ cup shallots minced
2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
1 lemon juiced
1 Tablespoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons capers
2 Tablespoons butter, unsalted
2 Tablespoons parsley, minced
Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400F and place the salmon on parchment paper. Season them with sea salt and place them in the oven. They are going to take about 15 minutes to cook until easily flaked.
Meanwhile, gently sauté the shallots in butter until translucent over medium-low heat. Add the lemon juice, capers and zest and simmer until reduced by half. Just before serving, turn off the heat and add the remaining butter and parsley. Swirl the pan to incorporate the butter, forming a creamy sauce. Plate the salmon and pour the sauce over. A delicious and classic dish with lots of butter. My thoughts, butter is magic!