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.
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 £10 and you could feed 6 adults generously which I think is a bit of a bargain.
Baked Salmon with Herbs
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!