Perfect Oven-Roasted Salmon

Circle B Kitchen

Serves 3 or 4

1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, with skin on

1 or 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or olive oil spray

Preheat oven to 250 degrees

1. Cut salmon into four uniform portions. Pat dry with paper towel. Salt and Pepper both sides of the fish. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy ovenproof skillet over high heat; skillet should be large enough to hold salmon without crowding. Add salmon skin side up, and sear quickly about 2 minutes, until it can be lifted easily with a spatula without sticking. Turn, and sear about 2 minutes skin side down. Thickest part should still be raw in center.

3. Brush top of salmon with remaining olive oil and place in oven about 20 minutes. Remove from oven, and if desired, serve with citrus yogurt sauce.

For sauce:

½ cup drained yogurt

1 T olive oil

Chopped fresh chives

Chopped fresh parsley

Salt and pepper

½ small clove of garlic, minced fine (optional)

1 tsp lemon juice

Combine all the ingredients and warm briefly in the microwave. Serve over the salmon.