Two ideas for our superb wild salmon steaks

Two ideas for our superb wild salmon steaks

Serves 4

Either recipe - but the herby one in particular - would work very well with many other kinds of fish, for instance halibut, cod and hake. 

Salmon Herb Parcels

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon steaks
  • 50g/2 oz butter
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 parsley sprigs
  • 4 onion slices
  • 4 slivers of lemon rind
  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Place each steak on a square of foil, large enough to enclose it. Put a knob of butter on each and top with a bay leaf, a sprig of parsley, an onion slice, a sliver of lemon rind and a thyme sprig. Season to taste with a little salt and pepper.
  2. Wrap each steak up, sealing the edges firmly. Place in an ovenproof dish and barely cover the bottom with water.
  3. Bake the parcels in a pre-heated oven 180C/350F/Gas 4 for 15 minutes
  4. Unwrap steaks and discard herbs before serving.

 

Vodka-marinated salmon

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon steaks
  • 180ml/6fl oz vodka
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • 1 tbsp sea salt crystals
  • Pepper

Method

  1. Put salmon steaks in an ovenproof dish. Pour vodka over, then sprinkle with the dill, sea salt and pepper. Refrigerate for at least half a hour, longer if possible.
  2. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/gas 4.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes. 
  4. Serve with sauté potatoes and green salad, and perhaps a glass of cold vodka.

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