Last night I made salmon for Greg for the first time, and thankfully it was a success!
I get so tired of always making meat or chicken for dinner, but standing at the supermarket out of ideas of what to make that is always what I end up getting.
Living in England I often miss Norwegian food. Many of the dishes we have every week is hard to get here, at least if you don’t want to make it from the very beginning. Salmon is a dish we have in my home in Norway at least once a week, so I thought I would give it a go here in London and it went great!
I am quite plain in my food preferences therefore I made the fish very simple, and not with any fancy exotic side dishes or extra taste added to it. Maby next time I will try it that way, but for now I believe that salmon it is best to be made simple at let the taste of the fish speak for itself.
I might be bias, but if you are getting salmon from the store, try to get one that is farmed in Norway. Norwegian farmed salmon is known to be the best salmon you can get, and I absolutely agree with that. But of course, I am grown up with that type of fish so – like I said I could be bias. Try it and see you your self!
Anyway, this is the ingredients and approach to cooking I used yesterday:
(for two people)
2 fillets of salmon
2 big potatoes
1/3 of a broccoli
300 dl of milk
1 hollandaise sauce sachet
1 table spoon of herbal mixture
1 table spoon of salt
1 table spoon of oil
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
- Put some aluminum foil in a roasting pan. Put the oil in the pan and spread it out using your hands. Then place the fillets in the pan. Put the non – skin side down first, getting some of the oil on it and then place it with the skin- side down in the pan. Drizzle salt and herbs over the fish and cook it in the oven for approximately 35 minutes.
- Place the potatoes, carrots and broccoli in a pot with water an a little salt, making sure the water covers what is inside. Let it cook for 15 – 20 minutes. When you can easily stick a fork to the middle of the potatoes, they are done. I normally peal the carrots before cooking them, but I leave the skin of the potatoes on. This is because I personally like the skin of it and because it is supposed to be good for you.
- Put the milk in a pan with the sachet for the hollandaise sauce. Let it heat up as you stir it and then let it boil for 5 – 10 minutes while you stir.
- Now the fish, potatoes, vegetables and sauce should be ready – enjoy!
I was so happy yesterday, because it turned out so nice! Greg even said it was the best salmon he had ever had! Next time I might try to spice it up a little, just to try a different type, perhaps with pesto.
Now I have to go figure out what to have for dinner today. I hope everyone i having a great Friday and will enjoy the weekend!