Salmon is my weekly treat. It’s my favourite fish, with a fantastic texture; and it’s not overwhelmingly, well, fishy. It’s incredibly versatile, lending to so many flavours; my preferred way of eating it is simply roasting with a drizzle of oil, and splashing with fresh lemon juice.
But this week, I decided to mix things up. This recipe idea came from Tesco’s website, which I recommend as a great source of ideas for meal planning and general food inspiration.
You’ll need, to serve one:
- one salmon fillet
- a small piece of ginger
- 1/4 red chilli
- a clove of garlic (not in the recipe, but I thought: why not?)
- half a lemon
- soy sauce.
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius, or gas mark 5. Peel and slice the ginger into small matchsticks. Slice the chilli, a few thin pieces of lemon, and finely chop the garlic.
Simply lay the salmon on a piece of tin foil, and scatter with the spices. Lay the lemon slices on top, drizzle with soy sauce, and wrap the salmon into a parcel. Then, bake in the oven for fifteen minutes (twenty to twenty five, if from frozen.)
The ginger gave the salmon a lovely flavour, combined with the roasted lemon and the soy sauce. I enjoyed this with cumin and paprika sweet potato wedges, broccoli, and a yoghurt and tahini dip. Delicious!
(Salmon can easily be substituted with chicken – I’ve made it this way before, and served with courgette and tagliatelle. I will try this next time with noodles and stir-fried vegetables!)