Lemon and dill salmon

Salmon is great because unlike some other fish, it’s simple to cook. It’s also filling and packed with omega-3. My husband (Ahmet) taught me how to make this and we usually have it with a side of broccolini or carrots, but it would taste great with potatoes too. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes.

Ingredients (serves 2 people)

Salmon dish ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 large white onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely sliced
  • Bunch of dill finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. flour
  • 2-3 lemons juiced
  • Splash of white wine
  • 4-5 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Side dish ingredients

  • Broccolini bunch (enough for two sides)
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

Preparation

  1. Place the salmon fillets on a baking tray (with aluminum foil at the bottom), coat the fillets in olive oil and add some salt. Cover the tray loosely with aluminum foil.
  2. Once the oven is preheated to 400 F (circa 200 C), place the salmon tray inside the oven for 12-15 minutes.
  3. For the sauce, heat olive oil in a deep pan on medium heat and add the onions. Mix occasionally for about 5 minutes until the onions become a little tender.
  4. Add the garlic slices to the pan and mix with the onion. Allow to cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add the flour and mix, then add a splash of white wine and mix again. Leave for 1 minute.
  6. Add the lemon juice and mix occasionally. Leave for circa 5 minutes, until some of the liquid evaporates.
  7. In the meantime, fry the broccolini in a wok with some olive oil for circa 5 minutes, mixing and turning often.Turn the heat off and add crushed garlic, then mix.
  8. Add the dill to the sauce right before serving and mix (it is added at the end so that it keeps its bright green colour).
  9. Add more salt and pepper to taste as required and serve once the salmon is ready.

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