This is, hands down, my favourite way to eat salmon. It doesn’t require any oil, and searing one side of it on a cast iron grill makes a delicious crust.
Salmon fillets (you can make up to four if you want)
Dried dill (you can also use sesame seeds too as for crust)
1 yellow onion, sliced
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Preheat a cast iron grill on high on the stove top.
Pat your salmon dry, and cover one side of the fillet with salt, pepper, and dried dill (or sesame seeds). As soon as your cast iron grill is hot, place the salmon onto it, with the seasoned side down.
Let the salmon cook on the grill for a few minutes to allow a crust to form. Do not move the salmon, and make sure you don’t cook the fillet the entire way through.
After you see about half a cm of the salmon cooked, remove the cast iron grill from the stove, place lemon slices over the salmon, scatter onion slices around the pan, and put the entire pan into the oven. Bake for around 15-20 minutes, depending on how thick your salmon fillet is, until it’s cooked all the way through.
I made two fillets, and the next day, I flaked the salmon and mixed it with chopped kale, green onions, celery, and a lemon/flaxseed oil dressing with blackberries for lunch. Delicious!