Looking for a simply delicious way to serve salmon for dinner tonight? Try this light and easy basil lemon sauce! The combination of citrus and herbs are the perfect compliment to any fish. I use it for baked salmon and halibut or pan seared scallops.
For a super quick meal that is a total crowd pleaser.......I’ll bake the salmon for 20 minutes in the oven at 400, top with the sauce and serve with a salad of mixed greens, a whole grain like brown rice, and a green vegetable such as roasted broccoli or green beans with toasted almonds.
Lemon Basil Sauce: For Salmon or Scallops
- 6 tablespoons lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves crushed
- 1/4 cup packed chopped fresh basil leaves
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
Whisk all of the ingredients together. Pour over prepared fish just before serving.