Because it's such a delicious roast, you'll be tempted to save this dish for company, but don't. Treat yourself. Ready in the time it takes to make a salad and set the table, it's perfect for a weeknight meal, and the citrusy-tangy sauce is one you'll want to whip up anytime you want to add something special to a simple fish.
Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 400°F. Lightly oil a heavy-duty rimmed baking sheet.
Arrange the salmon skin side down on the baking sheet, drizzle with 1 Tbs. of the olive oil, and sprinkle with 1 tsp. of the orange zest, the salt, and a few grinds of black pepper. Gently rub the seasonings into the fish. Let sit at room temperature while the oven heats.
Combine the yogurt in a small bowl with the remaining 1 Tbs. of olive oil, 1/2 tsp. orange zest, and the parsley, capers, and orange juice. Stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. The sauce can be made up to several hours ahead and kept refrigerated.
Roast the salmon until just cooked through, with a trace of bright pink in the center (cut into a piece to check), 10 to 15 minutes. Serve immediately, drizzled with the yogurt sauce.
Serve with Steamed Green Beans with Lemony Tahini Sauce.
nutrition information (per serving):
18, Fat Calories
160, Saturated Fat
40, Monounsaturated Fat
2, Polyunsaturated Fat
Photo: Scott Phillips