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Succulent Salmon with Caramelized Onions

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Succulent Salmon with Caramelized Onions

Succulent Salmon with Caramelized Onions

Jessica Braider
Scramble fan Christine Dallaire shared this flavorful recipe. You can just as easily serve it for an elegant dinner party as you can a casual family dinner.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion such as Vidalia or Walla Walla halved top to bottom and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, sea salt, or other coarse salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 lemon halved top to bottom and thinly sliced
  • 1 - 1 1/2 lb. salmon fillet (use wild Alaskan salmon if possible),


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat the oil in a large heavy oven-proof skillet over medium heat, and add the onions. Cook them for 8 – 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are golden.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine the ginger, dill, salt, and pepper. Top the onions with the lemon slices and then the salmon, and top the salmon evenly with the spice mixture.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook the salmon for 20 minutes until it is cooked through. Remove it from the oven and serve it immediately.


Do Ahead or Delegate: Halve and slice the onion and the lemon, combine the spices.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Double the dill and add ¼ tsp. salt-free lemon pepper seasoning to the spices. Serve the salmon with fresh lemon wedges.
Tip: If you love caramelized onions, use a whole onion in this recipe instead of half.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 200, Total Fat: 11g, 17%; Saturated Fat: 2g, 8%; Cholesterol: 60mg, 20%; Sodium: 170mg, 7%; Total Carbohydrate: 3g, 1%; Dietary Fiber: 1g, 4%; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 32g
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Keyword All, Company/Entertaining, Dairy-Free, Dinner, Fall, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Low Fat, Main Dish, No Added Sugar, Nut-Free, Spring, Summer, Winter
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