Sam’s Umami Salmon


  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese
  • 3/4 pound salmon


Preheat oven to 475. 

Saute onion in olive oil over medium high heat for 5 minutes, or until caramelized.  Add garlic and saute an additional 2 minutes.  Add rosemary, oregano, salt and pepper and saute an additional 1 minute.  Add wine and simmer to reduce to a paste.  

Prepare a glass baking dish ith olive oil, then place the salmon skin side down.  Put paste on top of salmon.  Crumble goat cheese on top.  Bake at 475 for 7 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 and bake an additional 15 minutes until done.