Garlic Roasted Salmon with Lemon Cilantro Butter and Fresh Salsa – CNS

Makes 4 ∙ Source Tira Collins, Comfort N Spice (CNS) Personal Chef Service
Garlic roasted salmon


  • Salsa
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 1/2 small Red Onion
  • 1/2 small jalapeño chile pepper — minced ( use 1T green or poblano
    pepper for mild)
  • 1 medium lemon — juiced (2 lemons juiced in total for this recipe. See below.)
  • 1 pinch cumin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro leaves, whole — chopped, divided use (~1 TB for
    salsa, 2T for butter – see below)
  • Lemon Cilantro Butter
    1/4 stick unsalted butter — softened
  • 1 medium lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro — finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Salmon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt — or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper — or to taste
  • Creole seasoning — optional – to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic — minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 7-8 oz salmon fillets – skinless preferred, or flaky whitefish of your



Prepare Salsa:

  • Peel cucumbers. Dice to 1/4 inch dice and place in a nonreactive bowl.
  • Dice tomatoes to 1/4 as well; add to cucumber.
  • Peel onion and dice to 1/4 inch; combine with
    cucumber and tomato.
  • Add chilies, juice of ONE lemon, vegetable oil, 1 TB
    chopped cilantro, salt and pepper to taste. Add a pinch of cumin if desired.
  • Mix well and refrigerate.

Prepare Lemon Cilantro Butter:

  • In a small bowl, mix softened butter, juice of remaining
    lemon, 3 TB chopped cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix well and set aside.


Prepare the Salmon:

  • Season salmon with salt, pepper, Creole spice (optional).
  • Mix olive oil and minced garlic together.
  • Rub on salmon
    filets. Gently massage the flavors in to the salmon Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours (overnight if time
  • Place salmon on foil or an oiled broiler pan.
    Broil salmon on pan ~2-4 inches from heat source for about 7minutes.
  • Baste salmon with Lemon Cilantro Butter and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  • Top each fillet with a dollop of salsa and sprig of fresh cilantro. Enjoy!


Pan searing/oven roasting or grilling also works with this


  • Adapted from Whole Foods recipe.
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    This recipe work well with other proteins.

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