We love fish in our house. Even the boys. It’s great for you and I have found super easy to make. Some people are a bit taken back by fish but I promise you it is so easy!!!
To start with, we did not have a great grocery store selection here in Joplin. Now that the tornado thoroughly screwed things up, we are left with Walmart. So I use frozen. If you have a fresh fish counter PLEASE utilize that! The person behind the counter should be able to tell you when it was caught or if it was previously frozen. I used a bag of (4) individually wrapped 4 oz fillets. I thaw them by filling my sink with about 2 inches of cold water and letting them float in there for a few minutes. It doesn’t take long.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Drizzle a baking dish with Extra Virgin Olive Oil so the fish fillets do not stick. In a small bowl combine 3 tablespoons of Honey with about 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice. These measurements are flexible. Just use enough juice to thin the honey so that it’s not a thick blob. You don’t want it runny though, you want it to stick to the fish. Finely grate 1 teaspoon of lemon zest into the bowl also. Only zest the yellow part of the rind, not the white, that part is bitter. Baste each side with the lemon/honey mixture and season with salt & pepper. Flip fillets and repeat on opposite side.
Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the center of the fish is opaque and the fish will flake with a fork. Don’t overbake!
Arrange the fish on a plate and cover with 2 heaping spoonfuls of Peach Salsa, whose recipe can be found HERE!
The honey and lemon in the salsa, along with the sweetness of the peaches compliment the honey/lemon on the salmon!