Baked Salmon with Tartar Sauce

After suffering one of the worst hangovers in recent years all day I decided something healthy and easy was the order of the day. I was desperate to redeem myself after throwing all manner of unhealthy rubbish in my mouth all day – so, fish and vegetables it was. This is one of the easiest ways to cook fish and together with some home spun tartar sauce it’s a deliciousness on a plate.

RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:
2 salmon filets (skin off)
2 tablespoons dill (chopped)
1/2 lemon (thinly sliced)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper

1 tablespoon pickled cornichons (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 spring onion (finely chopped)
1 cup good quality mayonnaise
salt & pepper

DIRECTIONS:
To make the tartar sauce combine all the ingredients together and leave in fridge for at least 1 hour to allow the flavours to develop.

Place 2 slices of lemon in the centre of a large square of greaseproof paper put a fish fillet on top then sprinkle over some dill and season with salt & pepper. Drizzle over 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Bring the front and back edges of the foil together, folding to seal. Leave a slight gap above the fish and seal the sides. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Turn the heat off, open the oven door and rest the fish in there for 5 minutes before serving.

SERVING:
Serve with the smallest chat potatoes you can find and some vegetable. Dollop over some of the tartar sauce.

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