Roasted Salmon with Dill Aioli Sauce

As much as I love all food and certainly am NOT a picky eater, however I can count the amount of fish that I enjoy eating on my one hand alone. Shrimp, scallops, lobster, crab, and sometimes swordfish….are my fishy favorites. So, when I devoured this roasted salmon while taking a fun cooking class with my mom, I was ASTONISHED that I enjoyed it so much. I learned from this chef’s class that when you ROAST salmon (or any fish really) it yields a LESS fishy flavor, rather than when you barbecue fish. She explained that the barbecue actually makes the fishy flavor more pronounced. Fun fishy facts, am I right?! Also, she continued to explain that roasting anything in the oven truly transforms and caramelizes your ingredients to bring out a rich, savory flavor. So, naturally that means when I designed my recipe, I added some tasty roasted butternut squash to sit on a bed of arugula with dill aioli sauce drizzled on top. Mmmm…are you hungry yet?

This roasted salmon dish is the EASIEST AND FASTEST DINNER you will ever make! I promise you that while it is so easy to make, it certainly doesn’t lack in flavor and it’s VERY HEALTHY. Salmon is easily one of the healthiest fish you can eat, so your heart will thank you!! Plus, the best part is…this entire meal can be made under 20 minutes! The salmon cooks within 8-10 minutes, the butternut squash roasts within 15-20 minutes, and you make your dill aioli sauce while the food is roasting! I saved EVEN MORE TIME by buying prewashed and precut butternut squash because TIME IS MONEY, my busy people. Without further discussion, I present to you Roasted Salmon with Butternut Squash and Dill Aioli Sauce! Cue the flute!

The butternut squash is now roasted. It is crisp, yet still tender!
Salt and pepper is all you need to roast these slices of salmon!
Let’s make that tasty, dill aioli sauce!
This creamy, dill aioli sauce makes approximately one cup!
All done, now let’s eat!
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Roasted Salmon with Butternut Squash and Dill Aioli Sauce
A delicious, roasted salmon recipe that will leave you craving more!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings (4 ounces per serving)
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings (4 ounces per serving)
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare two baking sheets, lined with parchment paper.
  3. Evenly place butternut squash onto one of the baking sheets. Lightly drizzle olive oil, salt, pepper, and Italian dried seasoning to preference. Place the baking sheet in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until lightly crisp, but still slightly tender. Check and stir occasionally to prevent burning.
  4. Slice the salmon into 6 even slices. Place onto baking sheet with appropriate spacing and feel for any bones. Then, cover with paper towel to dry out salmon.
  5. Prepare dill aioli sauce by putting garlic cloves, salt, pepper, juice and zest of a lemon, mayonnaise, capers, and fresh dill into a food processor. Pulse until it is smooth. Add more dill, salt, or pepper to taste.
  6. Remove the paper towel from the salmon and place the baking sheet into the oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven once the white stuff is oozing from the salmon to indicate it is done. This white stuff is a coagulated protein, safe to eat.
  7. Plate your arugula first, then top with roasted salmon and butternut squash, and finish with the dill aioli sauce drizzled on top. Serve and enjoy!