Roasted Salmon and Cauliflower with Parsley-Caper Sauce

You’ll want to pour this spicy salmon sauce parsley-capers on everything.

Roasted Salmon and Cauliflower with Parsley-Caper Sauce
Roasted Salmon and Cauliflower with Parsley-Caper Sauce


1 1/4 lb. salmon

kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper

6 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1/2 lemon, cut into thin slices

1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp. capers

1/2 c. fresh parsley leaves

1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Place salmon on a large piece of aluminum foil. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with ½ tablespoon olive oil, and top with lemon slices. Fold short ends of the foil toward the center; bring the long ends together and roll up to seal the salmon. Place the salmon packet in the center of a baking sheet.
  3. In a large bowl, toss cauliflower with 1½ tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Scatter cauliflower on the baking sheet surrounding the salmon packet. Place in the oven and bake until salmon is cooked through 12 minutes. Remove foil packet and bake 3 to 5 minutes more or until cauliflower is golden.
  4. Make the sauce: In a food processor, pulse lemon juice, capers, parsley, garlic, and remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve salmon and cauliflower with parsley-caper sauce.
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