Baked Salmon with Herbed Butter

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This is a very easy and flavorful salmon recipe. Make sure to leave a stick of butter out for a few hours before cooking, to get it to room temperature.

To serve two people, you will need:

Two salmon filets (preferably wild-caught)

2 tablespoons butter, softened

1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence, or other dried herbs of your choice

1 large clove of garlic, crushed

Zest of half a lemon

1/3 cup of dry white wine

Pre-heat the oven to 350F. Mash the butter, garlic, lemon zest and herbs together with a fork until well-incorporated. Salt and pepper your salmon filets and lay them into a small glass baking dish. Pour the wine over the filets. Separate the butter mixture into two parts, and roll into balls. Place one herbed butter ball onto the thickest part of each salmon filet.

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Cover the baking dish with foil, and bake for approximately 10 minutes, then uncover and bake for another 10 minutes. If you want, throw a few stalks of asparagus into the dish the last 10 minutes of cooking, for an easy side dish. That’s it!! Make sure to spoon the liquid sauce in the bottom of the pan over the fish before serving – who couldn’t use a little extra butter and wine in their lives?!

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