This is the first time I made salmon filet, just like that, in the oven. And it was so good, I made it again! So here is my easy easy recipe with lots of sides – because I love having a choice as to what I can eat with my protein – that are all incredibly simple to make.
For the salmon dressing you will need
- dijon mustard
- olive oil
- freshly squeezed lemon juice
- salt & pepper
Take your salmon filets out of the fridge and bring them to room temperature before you put them in the oven. While you wait, chop the onion and garlic as small as you possibly can and cook them in the butter until they’re soft. Take them out and let them cool and, once cool, beat the oil, dijon mustard, salt and pepper into the cooked onions and garlic.
When the salmon is at room temperature, cover it with the dressing you made (above) and decide what you’d like as a side.
Apart from salmon, I also discovered baked asparagus with this recipe. I used to eat mushy, boiled asparagus but when you bake them, they cook but stay crunchy, just like I like them! So if you’re into crunchy asparagus or slow cooked cherry tomatoes, toss them with some oil and salt (not too much!) and place them on both sides of the salmon to cook together.
The salmon will be ready in 15 mins at 200 degrees. And, simply placed on a pretty plate, it will look amazing.
Two other sides that go really well with this dish are quinoa, sauteed with a tiny bit of onion and fish stock and with some zucchini added at the very end, or a nice fresh salad with arugula, basil, caper berries and “datterini” tomatoes, much sweeter than the cherry tomatoes (that are so good when you bake them that you can’t turn the oven on and not slip them in!)
So there are your four sides to the easiest salmon recipe ever:
- baked asparagus
- slow-cooked cherry tomatoes
- sauteed quinoa with zucchini
- tomato arugula and caper berry salad
Believe me, your guests will be amazed at how beautiful and delicious these combinations are. Enjoy!