These days it’s very rare that I’d stump up the cash to pay for meat or chicken since it’s so ridiculously over-priced. However, I am partial to a nice bit of fish, in particular salmon and I am always looking for new interesting ways to cook it. This recipe originally comes from Kitchen Joy and was a big hit in my house.
Salmon baked in foil
6 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 shallot, chopped
1 tablespoon, plus one teaspoon olive oil
Juice from half a lemon
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 salmon filets (about 100g each)
Preheat your oven to 200 C (or 190 for a fan oven). In a small bowl mix the tomatoes, shallots, 1 tablespoon of oil, the herbs, half the salt and a good whack of black pepper.
Spread out two large pieces of foil and spread the remaining olive oil in the middle of them. Place a salmon fillet on each piece of foil and turn to coat with oil. Sprinkle with the remaining salt and a little more pepper. They should be skin side down. Spoon over the tomato mixture and fold over the foil to make a parcel that completely covers the fish and tomato mixture.
Place the parcels on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes until just cooked through. Do not over bake.
Unwrap and serve.
Serves 2 (I served this with mashed potato and carrots)