SALMON WITH BABY SPINACH & FETA CHEESE

Main

salmon fillet

sea salt

black pepper

dry herbs

olive oil

Preheat oven to 90 degree Celsius or 200 degree Fahrenheit. I didn’t type wrongly. Low heat is the magic to bake salmon into moist and firm. In a baking dish, season salmon on both sides with sea salt, black pepper, dry herbs and olive oil. Bake for 45 minutes.

Sauce

1 tablespoon of melted butter

1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice

lemon zest

half cup of fresh cream

juice from bake salmon

Put a pan over low heat. Combine all ingredients and stir continuously. Turn off heat once it starts to boil.

Side

big handful of baby spinach

2 cloves of garlic

olive oil

pinch of sea salt

black pepper

feta cheese

Pour olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Once oil is heat up, put in garlic and fry for 1 minute follow by sea salt and black pepper. Turn off heat and put in spinach immediately. Stir till they reduce in volume. This is a great technique I’ve learn to cook spinach and maintain its crunchiness. Stir in crushed feta cheese. The heat will melt the cheese a little.

Serve the sauce over salmon with spinach by the side.

BAKED SALMON @ 200 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT / 93 DEGREES CELSIUS

I have been trying to avoid posting my own food photos because they are not well taken. After some tips from my friends, I took the courage to post this first one.

This is a brilliant recipe I found from the internet. There is no mistake; 200 degrees Fahrenheit or 93 degrees Celsius is the temperature to bake the fish. Like other reviews, I also had a lot of doubt about the low heat at first. I tried it twice and it turns out perfect both times. Low heat is the magic to bake salmon into this moist and firm texture.

One thing to take note is to find out the actual temperature of your oven. The scale of the temperature knob may not be the actual heat if it’s not calibrated. I am using an oven that is almost ten years old. I got to turn the knob till it reaches the 125 degrees point to get it right.

Ingredients

Salmon fillets or steaks

Olive oil

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Dill, marjoram or parsley (dried herbs works fine for me too)

Fun begins

–          Preheat your oven.

–          In an oven proof dish, pour some olive oil, add sea salt, pepper and herbs.

–          If you are using salmon fillets, place the skin side down.

–          Do the same seasoning for the top side.

–          Put it in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.

I like to squeeze a quarter lemon to go with it. It’s that easy! Try and let me know how it goes!