I’ll share a little secret with you.
Last week’s leftover homemade dip or dressing becomes this week’s favorite marinade. The reason is simple. Dips have all the components needed in a marinade. They have an oil base for moisture, a flavor profile for taste and usually some acid for tenderizing.
I also like to use whatever seasonal items are on hand. This week, peaches are plentiful and flavorful at the market and my planters are bursting with fresh chives. These early summer flavors inspired this dish and my hungry family and friends approved it for publishing on the blog.
I used leftover Simple and Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette to coat the salmon fillets, but any dip, sauce or dressing will work. I pressed freshly ripened peach slices and torn chives on top.
The salmon is simple and delicious with a taste of summer. Enjoy!
Simple and Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette
1 ripe peach, scrubbed and sliced thin
Chives, torn for garnish
Line cooking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
Brush salmon fillets generously with Simple and Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette or your favorite dressing or dip. Press thin peaches slices and a few torn chives into salmon.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-55 minutes, until fish flakes easily with fork. Sprinkle some more fresh chives over salmon.