1 large salmon fillet (see note)
salt and pepper, to taste
½ cup butter, melted (see note)
juice of 2 limes (plus one lime, thinly sliced)
4 tablespoons honey
3 teaspoons minced garlic
⅓ cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line and grease a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the salmon on the foil and season with salt and pepper on both sides, to taste. Slide the lime slices under the salmon.
Combine butter, lime juice, honey and garlic. Pour mixture over salmon. Fold sides of foil over salmon (don’t worry if it doesn’t completely cover the salmon).
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Turn the oven to broil and bake for another 5 minutes. Sprinkle the chopped cilantro on top and serve.
Don’t worry about the size of your salmon fillet. For an even lighter version, you can reduce the amount of butter to 4 tablespoons instead of half a cup (8 tablespoons). For an even lighter version, you can reduce the butter to 4 tablespoons instead of half a cup (8 tablespoons). Keep in mind that for a very large salmon filet like the one I used, 8 tablespoons is not a huge amount when divided into 4-6 servings.