Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Simple Baked Salmon

I just LOVE salmon - whether it be raw, smoked, grilled, pan-fried, baked, steamed - just dish it up and I will eat it!
So on that note, here is another salmon dish - very quick and very easy - and very delicious - initially it was something my daughter Hanna came up with and we used to cook it in a fry pan - but we now do it in the oven because the smell of salmon oil does not permeate through the whole house and it is a lot less messy!
The recipe is written for two people but it can easily be done for 4, 6, 8 - or even a whole salmon.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:
2 x salmon fillets  (fresh or thawed from frozen)
1 x spring onion (or red onion)
1 tspn capers
1 tspn seeded mustard
a splash of white wine (or not)
80-100ml single cream (or omit the cream and use more butter instead)
Sprinkle of Fresh or dried dill
1 tspn unsalted butter

Preparation:
Add all ingredients, except salmon fillets and butter,  to a baking dish (glass or ceramic preferred) mix well.
Place the salmon fillets side by side into the mix and chop the butter into 4 pieces, and place 2 pieces on each fillet.
Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminium foil.
Place in moderate oven 180 degrees Celsius and bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven immediately after 15 minutes and check middle of thickest part of salmon fillet, it should be cooked, and if still a little bit pink just let it sit with aluminium foil replaced, it will keep cooking from the heat of the dish and under the foil.

Serve with garlic string beans, and boiled waxy potatoes
OR a fresh green salad.