If the traditional Mediterranean diet included salmon, this just might be a staple. . .
–salmon fillet (one-half pound, size of 2 decks of cards)
–marinara sauce (I used Bertoli’s garlic, basil, and olive oil pasta sauce; 5 tablespoons)
–basil (1 tablespoon; dried)
–Parmesan cheese (one-quarter cup; shredded)
–Panko breadcrumbs (original, just a sprinkle over top)
–lemon juice (3 squirts)
–clam juice (one-eighth cup)
–salt and pepper to taste
–extra virgin olive oil
1 – Place the salmon in a covered baking dish. Season with salt, pepper, lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil. Pour in the clam juice. Spoon marinara sauce on top. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top; then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and basil.
2 – Microwave on high for 3 minutes and 20 seconds.
3 – Serve the salmon hot.
–recipe inspired by C. Mabry, chef.