Anise seed really complements the lemon flavor in this delicious baked salmon recipe.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1/4 teaspoon anise seed
- 1/8 teaspoon crushed dried mint
- 1 1/4 cups water, divided
- 3/4 teaspoon honey
- 3 strips lemon peel
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 pounds salmon fillets
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a small saucepan, stir together anise seeds and mint. Stir in 1 cup water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil 5 minutes, then stir in honey. Continue to boil until most of the water has boiled off. Remove from heat, and stir in remaining 1/4 cup water.
Place lemon strips in a bowl, and pour melted butter over the strips. Let sit 5 minutes.
Place salmon on baking sheet. Brush thoroughly with anise sauce.
Place in a preheated oven, and bake until done, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and brush liberally with lemon butter.