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!

1 comment:

  1. Hai zussies van An! Wat leuk om weer een berichtje van jullie te zien. Jullie blog staat in mijn vaste leeslijstje hoor, ik vin dat jullie hele heldere fijne recepten schrijven! Keep up :) xxx Evelyne