Posted by: Cooking Thyme | January 26, 2012

Salmon Mediterranean Style

You cant find fresh Salmon in the Mediterranean since its a freshwater fish, so I’ve decided to fusion something from the Atlantic Ocean with Mediterranean. Yes its Salmon with fresh Mediterranean ingredients, such as sun-dried tomato, basil and olive, all these ingredients impart some strong flavours and gives the salmon a very different character

Salmon Mediterranean Style (30)Serves: 2

  • 2 skinned salmon fillets, around 200g each
  • 50g sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • half a handful of basil leaves
  • 50g pitted black olives
  • 1 large garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • olive oil, to drizzle

Heat the oven to 400F. Place the salmon fillets on a board, skin-side down. Use an apple corer-or a knife, if you don’t have one- to make 6 small holes in each fillet.

Flatten the sun-dried tomatoes and place a basil leaf, an olive and a sliver of garlic on each one. Roll up and use to stuff the holes in the salmon. All these lovely ingredients will infuse while cooking and will season the salmon with this amazing taste, Season with salt and pepper.

Place the salmon fillets on a lightly oiled baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 6-8 minutes until medium rare – the thickest part will feel slightly springy when pressed.

Here I’ve made a quick salad to accompany this wonderful dish, mix tomatoes, basil, olive in a bowl and season with salt and paper and drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice and mix well.

Put the fillets on a plate and serve with the amazing tomato salad and bread.

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