Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Salmon, cream and shallots

To be honest with you, we haven't tried many recipes the last month(or two..). I think that's the reason why we didn't post one.
A good reason to share with you our lovely baked salmon. It's a go to recipe, witch is perfect for dinner with a big group.(You can do a few steps the day before, so that makes live a lot easier.)

One thing more to say before we start: we forgot to make a picture of the result because we were too busy eating it with some lovely potatoes.. 

The ingredients:

2 large salmon fillets (around 600 g each and make sure the are as even as possible)
1 lemon
oregano, thyme, sage, rosemary (total 20 g)
200 ml crème fraîche
3 garlic cloves
3 tbs olive oil
500 g shallots

Ok, let's start!

Step 1: Take a baking dish and brush it with some olive oil and place one salmon fillet on top.
Step 2: Take the oregano, thyme and sage apart and leave the rosemary aside. Chop finely.
Step 3: Mix the crème fraîche with the herbes, crushed garlic, lemon zest and juice. Season as well.

Step 4: Coat the salmon with the mixure and place the other salmon fillet on top. Brush the salmon with some olive oil. Insert small sprigs of rosemary in the salmon.
Step 5: Peel the shallots and cut them in half. Coat them with around 1 tbs olive oil and arrange them around the salmon.

Step 6: Put the salmon into a 200 C oven, around 20 min or until the salmon is still slightly pink inside.
Step 7: EAT!

One last tip: you must serve the salmon with baked potatoes. It's so so good (and simple).
You will need 1 kg new potatoes and 1 tsp coarse sea salt. Cut the potatoes into bitesice pieces and coat them with a little olive oil and the salt. Bake at the same temperature for at least 45 min or until they are brown and crispy.

happy days!