Baked Salmon (with Lime, Jalapeno Chive and Sour Cream Sauce)

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  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  • Butter baking dish. Place salmon in dish skin side down.
  • Mix lime juice and butter. Brush over salmon.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let stand 15 minutes.
  • Bake until fish is almost opaque, about 9 minutes per inch of thickness.
  • Meanwhile prepare sauce:

  • Melt butter in heavy small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add chilies and cook until tender, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes.
  • Add sour cream and stir until heated through; do not boil.
  • Mix in lime juice. Add salt and pepper.
  • Transfer fish to platter. Spoon sauce over.
  • Sprinkle generously with chives.
  • Garnish with lime wedges.

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  1. This was great! I used Tilapia and I did not have chives so I used Cilantro!! Also I flavored the fish with garlic powder and Cumin. I put the x-tra sauce on our mex.flavored vegies. This is a keeper. The sauce coulp be used on many foods. Thanks for the Recipie********
  2. YUM! I made a few modifications: Low-fat sour cream Jalapeños from a jar Layer of fresh sliced avocado I added some sauteed spinach with garlic and plain steamed cauliflower on the side. I'll definitely make this again!
  3. I really liked the flavor of the sauce. I used fat free sour cream and it gave it a grainy texture. Next time i make this....and there will be a next time, I will use regular sour cream. I also added a little garlic and it just made it that much better.
  4. WONDERFUL. I wanted to lick the plate! I didn't have fresh jalapenos, but did have Sweet Hot jarred jalapenos. Gave the sauce just the right amount of sweet. Can't wait to fix this again.. Thanks Tonkcats.
  5. Next time I may adjust the temp or the cook time, as my salmon was a little over done. Other than that this was simple and quick to make and absolutely delicious!



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