Winter can be difficult and its better to wrap up before venturing out. But once you are back home inside the warmth and comfort of your home, head to the kitchen to wrap up some salmon, green and root vegetables instead. Heat up your oven to set the stage warm and ready for the wrapped up ingredients to start their exchange of flavored pleasantries.
What We eat For Dinner: Foil-Wrapped Baked Salmon & Veggies
Just another day and dinner in our day to day life actually. No matter how busy our day was, we squeeze out the time to squeeze some lemon juice over this salmon vegetable combo which gets prepared by the time you freshen up. Unwrap the foil, unwind and unashamedly tuck in.
Ingredients I used
1 Pack of Asparagus
1 handful of cherry tomatoes
1 tablespoon chopped coriander
1 tablespoon chopped onion
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 lemon, 1/2 squeezed into juice
2 x 150g chunky salmon fillets, skin on, scaled and bones removed
Lets Bake Now
Step one: Preheat your oven to 180ºC/360ºF/gas 6
Step two: Wash, drain the water and cut all the vegetables except Asparagus in medium sizes.
Step three: Trim the Asparagus.
Step four: Put them all the veggies in a mixing bowl, sprinkle with olive oil, salt and black pepper. Mix them together. Keep them aside. In the same bowl, marinate the salmon fillets with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice.
Step five: Get yourself just under a metre of kitchen foil and fold it in half to give you two layers
Step six: Put all the veggies in the middle of the foil and lay them flat.
Step seven: Lay the salmon fillet, skin-side down, across the veggies.
Step eight: Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves. Mix them together with coriander leaves and chopped onions. Place them over the salmon and veggies.
Step nine: Pull the foil edges together and scrunch them up to seal the parcel
Note: You can make separate parcels depending upon the number of pieces of Salmon fillets you are using. If baking more than two, I suggest you make separate parcel for each fillet.
Step ten: Put the baking tray into your hot oven and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of your fillets
Step eleven: Remove the tray from the oven and let it stand for a minute before carefully unwrapping and checking that the salmon is cooked through
Step twelve: Either serve the foil parcels on plates as they are, or carefully unwrap them before serving
Step thirteen: Use the remaining lemon in half to serve on the side for squeezing over.
Such a healthy combination. If you want to create and impression, unwrap the parcels at the table and serve straight from them.