You guys, I have discovered a salmon recipe that I love. I have known for years and years and years how healthy salmon is and why I should be eating it etc etc etc. But… I just am not wild about how it tastes! And I *want* to be wild about it! I do! But I’m not.
I found this recipe, and I decided to try it because of all the leeks. You guys may or may not know by now how much I adore leeks. Yuuuuummm… And you know what? Something about the leeks and the way it all cooks together makes this way less fishy. It’s just divine.
And, unlike most other meats, it even looks pretty when raw! The recipe is below — enjoy!
salmon with leeks and lemon
Prep time: 45 minutes Serves: 3-4
2 pieces of Norwegian salmon (you can use any kind, this is what I like). And by pieces, I mean about 2 inches wide. They are pre-cut at my butcher. See that photo up there? Each chunk is a piece.
2 Tbsp sour cream
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 large lemon
One handful of fresh dill
A spoonful of capers
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, and then start cleaning and chopping your leeks. If you’ve never worked with leeks before, here is a quick lesson on how to clean/chop them.
Once they are ready to go, melt your butter in a saucepan on medium heat and add your olive oil. Next, add the leeks, stirring occasionally. While those are softening (about 10-15 minutes), wash your fish and cut a few slices into the top of each piece.
Now that the leeks are soft, stir in the sour cream, season with salt and pepper to taste and remove from heat.
Next, in a casserole or baking dish, pour in the leeks to line the bottom (I usually only line about 2/3 of the pan as I’m only using 2 salmon pieces — if you are preparing more, you can line the whole dish). Lay the fish on top of the leeks (skin down) and drizzle with olive oil. Next, squeeze the lemon over the fish and leeks (remove the seeds first!), then sprinkle on the fresh dill and the capers.
Pop it in the oven for 20 minutes and voila, dinner is served!
You can also add more lemon juice once the fish is cooked, if you like.