This meal celebrates all of the flavors: tangy savory lemon parmesan risotto paired with a crispy succulent baked salmon filets that then gets topped with a messy creamy dill sauce. It makes for the perfect entertaining dish or just a night at home.
The Salmon: Baking salmon filets with simple olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder is one of my favorite ways to cook salmon. That could seem odd to someone because it seems so simple. But, sometimes simple is the way to go. There is no need to pre-marinate anything, no need watch over it while it cooks and most importantly, no mess! You rinse, pat dry, season, baste and toss in the oven. It always comes out perfectly cooked and crisp. Since the salmon is so simple and also so healthy, it is pairs perfectly when served on a bed of creamy lemon parmesan risotto. Seriously, I am salivating while typing this out because it brings back memories on how delicious this really was!
The Risotto: Risotto is hands down the best rice dish, don’t even try to fight me on this one. It’s like white gold. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love a really good fried rice. But, risotto carries a special trait that make it just that much better. I honestly think its the creaminess that does it for me and on top of that it‘s also flavorful and fresh. I’ve truly never had a risotto dish that I didn’t like.
Combining the Two: So, when life gives you lemons, you make this lemon parmesan risotto with baked salmon and a messy dill sauce dish because lemons and fish go together like PB&J and risotto is hands down the best of the best.
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Looking for an easy yet classy dish, look no further! This dish is the classic combination we all love: lemon and fish. It’s one of those dishes that looks fancy, yet when making it you will come to realize howyou can have both fancy and easy vibes!
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