Salmon Filets with Lime Juice and Cilantro…
……is quick and easy and a real tasty way to put together a real good weeknight supper.
When we were living in Mexico we learned to use limes instead of lemons and cilantro instead of parsley. Mostly because lemons and parsley were pretty damn hard to find and limes and cilantro were everywhere.
There was always lots of fresh fish available and this was our favorite way to throw it together.
it’s easy to do and you will like it.
Rinse off and pat dry the cilantro and coarsely chop it up. Put it in a small bowl and squeeze in the lime juice.
That juice squeezer that you see in the pic, we brought back with us from Mexico. You can get them here in the states and for limes especially they work real well.
Melt the butter in the microwave and add it to the cilantro.
Put a skillet on the stove at medium high and eyeball enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom.
Rinse off the salmon filets and pat them dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Some optional additional herbs for the sprinkling are dried dill weed, dried basil, lemon pepper, garlic powder and on and on.
But just salt and pepper work just fine.
If your salmon filets still have the skin on them put them in the skillet with the skin side up. If they have been skinned put them in with the flatter side, that has a gray stripe, facing up.
Just about 2-3 minutes a side depending on how thick your Salmon Filets are.
When you can see the white liquid trying to escape from the middle of the salmon filets – it means that they are ready.
Spoon the cilantro mixture on the filets while they are still in the skillet then put them on your serving dish. Then spoon the liquid from the pan on top.
This Salmon Filets dish is a real good one. Enjoy it!!