Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
1 large bunch of fresh cilantro
1 large bunch of flat-leaf parsley
8 garlic cloves, crushed with the flat blade of a knife
1 tsp sea salt
1 T fresh ground cumin
1 T crushed dried red pepper
1 T ground paprika
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
6-8 small salmon steaks (each about 6 oz)
Chop cilnatro and parsley together to a fine mince. You should have 1 cup of minced herbs. Transfer to a saucepan
Crush the garlic with the seal salt in a mortar to make a paste. Stir in the cumin, dried pepper, paprika, olive oil and lemon juice. Ad to the saucepan with the herbs and mix well.
Have the fish steaks ready in a baking dish large enough to hold them all in one layer
Set the herb mixture over medium-low heat and warm until it is hot but not boiling.
Taste and adjust seasonings then pur the warm marinade over the fish steaks, cover with plastic and set aside for an hour or so.
Preheat the oven to 350.
Remove plastic wrap and transifer the fish with their marinade to the oven. Bake for 20-30 minutes, basting every 5 minutes or so.