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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Baked Salmon with Herbs - Fish, Feed our Future

Salmon isn't just for summer, it's one of the easiest fish to cook and very popular with the whole family all year round.

Omega-3 is a type of fat found in oil-rich fish like salmon, trout, mackerel sardines and herring- it's a 'good' fat that's not only beneficial for health but, essential in the diet (as it cannot be made by the body)
Omega-3 also helps to significantly reduce the chances of cancer and heart disease and boosts sporting performance and concentration. Seafood has long been recognised as the best dietary source of Omega-3.

It's also a myth that fish is expensive, there are some really good deals in fish if you look out for them, I got this side of salmon for Ā£10 and you could feed 6 adults generously which I think is a bit of a bargain.

Baked Salmon with Herbs
Serves 6

A side of salmon (or 6 fillets)
half a lemon
2 tsp olive oil 
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon finely chopped thyme
salt and freshly ground pepper

1. Wash and the salmon and dry with kitchen paper.
2. Line a baking tray with foil and place the salmon on top, brush the salmon with oil an sprinkle over the herbs, top with slices from half a lemon.
3. Lightly season, then cover with another sheet of foil and crimp around the edges so that the salmon is sealed in a foil parcel. 
4. Bake in the oven at 160C for about 30 minutes until the salmon is opaque.
5. Serve with new potatoes and a green vegetable.

This is a good recipe to prepare in the morning, stick in the fridge all parcelled up and then simply pre-heat the oven and pop it in.  It will be ready in the time you have cooked the vegetables. 

I'll be posting more fish recipes over the next four weeks as part of a campaign by Fish is the Dish to encourage the people of Britain to each more fish, watch out for them.

I'm entering this dish into the Cooking with Herbs challenge run by Karen at Lavender and Lovage, the theme this month is 'Scarborough Fair' as I have parsley and thyme in this dish it should fit the bill!

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At 22 October 2014 at 10:00 , Blogger Unknown said...

I adore baked salmon. My grandma went through a huge health kick many years ago and changed our Sunday roast of lamb and roast potatoes to baked salmon and new potatoes... we were disappointed at first but I grew to love it that now it reminds me of grandma... glad you're cooking with fish, I shall look forward to the recipes. x

At 22 October 2014 at 14:15 , Anonymous Fiver Feeds said...

It's always good to have salmon for meal, this seems very easy to make

At 22 October 2014 at 21:36 , Blogger Janice said...

I have always loved salmon, it used to be such a treat and expensive, now the farmed salmon is probably cheaper than your Sunday Roast!

At 22 October 2014 at 21:37 , Blogger Janice said...

Yes, it's an easy meal and goes a long way.

At 23 October 2014 at 11:39 , Anonymous Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry said...

For some reason don't eat enough baked salmon. I need to change that Janice starting with your recipe..

At 23 October 2014 at 20:18 , Blogger Heidi Roberts said...

I love fresh salmon and buy great big pieces, cut up into our sizes and freeze - It's great to have in the freezer!

At 23 October 2014 at 21:30 , Blogger Simplyfood said...

A great way to cook fish and retain the moisture and flavour

At 4 January 2015 at 18:09 , Anonymous Fiver Feeds said...

I haven't it salmon in almost a month (which is a long time for such a lovely dish) so I think it is time :) I'll probably use your recipe and will let you know how was it :)


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