As I watched Food Network's Ina Garten make Salmon Nicoise, I was inspired to use the technique of smoothing a thick marinade over salmon filets before roasting. Her marinade is olive oil-based, whereas mine is butter-based and resembles herb butter. My husband was returning from a business trip, so I wanted to surprise him with an elegant dinner. I served this dish alongside lemon-roasted asparagus and roasted garlic smashed potatoes. Needless to say, he was very pleased. Hope you enjoy as well!