"Oh herbs... How I love thee!" MeHello followers, hope you're ready for the heat!
So, how's your herb garden doing these days? Ours is alive and thriving and it makes me so happy! I love having herbs just outside the door and I must admit that I use them in just about everything I make. Fresh herbs fill your home with the most inviting fragrance when being cooked, liven up any dip or salad and can even take a simple cocktail to the next level (I don't know about you, but I'm thinking about mojitos!!!). Sometimes using one type of herb does the trick, but other times it's fun to combine! I first tasted herbed salmon was while working at Jane Rodmell's specialty food shop in Toronto named 'All the Best Fine Foods'. I fell in love with it. Since then, I have perfected my own version of the fish and enjoy it when my herb garden is in full swing! Recently I featured this salmon recipe in my Spring collection for 'Sideroads of Halton Hills' magazine and I made it for us for this weekend. Paired with new potatoes and local asparagus, roasted salmon with herbs makes for a perfect Springtime meal. Yum!
Roasted Salmon with Herbs
4 salmon fillet
1 tbsp each chopped parsley, dill, chives and cilantro
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ lemon, juiced1 tsp Dijon mustard
Fresh ground pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine the chopped herbs, olive oil, lemon juice and Dijon mustard in a medium bowl. Lightly sprinkle each piece of fish with a little salt and pepper on all sides. Place the salmon into the bowl and coat with the herb mixture. Arrange the fish pieces on to a greased tray or casserole dish and drizzle the remaining herb mixture on top. Place in the oven and bake for 12 to 18 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish) until it is firm to the touch, opaque in colour and flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve either hot, cold or at room temperature.
Herbed Salmon Sandwich Filling
1 pc roasted salmon with herbs
1 to 2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 green onion, fine chop
1 celery stalk, fine chop
Fresh ground pepper
Flake the chilled salmon fillet in a bowl with a fork. Add in the mayonnaise, green onions and celery and gently combine. Adjust seasoning (if needed) and make a sandwich with your fave bread and lettuce. Enjoy!