© Fredrika Stjärne
Active Time
20 MIN
Total Time
20 MIN
Yield
Serves : 4

No bowls, boards or even knives are required for this recipe. While chef Renee Erickson of Boat Street Café in Seattle roasts salmon fillets, she prepares her vibrant basil sauce entirely in a blender—she even makes extra to drizzle over canned sardines for lunch the next day. Slideshow: More Seafood Recipes

Recipe from Food & Wine Chefs' Easy Weeknight Dinners.

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 400°. Set the salmon fillets on a rimmed
baking sheet and rub all over with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil; 
season with salt and pepper. Roast for 10 minutes, until the salmon 
is just cooked through.

Step 2    

Meanwhile, in a blender, puree the basil with the parsley, anchovies, lemon zest and juice, capers, garlic and the remaining 1/2 cup of olive oil until smooth; season with salt. Serve the basil sauce with the salmon.


Make Ahead

The basil sauce can be refrigerated overnight.

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