Fresh Herbed Salmon

I am always wary of cooking fish as it is such a dificult ingredient to get right. Over cook it and it is dry, under cook it and it is slimy (or so I think of it - as you can see I'm not a big sashimi fan!).

Then you have the white fish variety and the more meaty fish such as tuna and salmon. I am much more willing to cook with salmon than any other fish as I at least know how the fish is supposed to look like and it doesn't need to be cooked all the way through.

For this dish I used just a couple of fresh ingredients to give the fish some flavour and nothing else.

  • 4 salmon fish fillets
  • 1 cup fresh coriander
  • 2 tsps fresh ginger, granted
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
1. Preheat the oven to 180ÂșC.
2. Spray a pan with olive oil.
3. Place each fillet in the pan.
4. Smear the garlic and ginger evenly over the fillets.
5. Top with the fresh coriander.
6. Drizzle over the lemon juice and the olive oil.
7. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes depending on the thickness and size of your fillet. 

It is done if it flakes easily and is an even colour all the way through. Serve with mash and steamed green beans.

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