This salmon recipe is so simple even an absolute beginner should be able to pull it off and surprise guests with flavors and a presentation as good as that from the professionals.
- Heat the oven to 350° F.
- Cover an oven pan with coarse salt. Place the salmon in the pan. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle the herbs on top.
- Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
- Heat the cream in a pan to the boiling point. Dissolve the fish stock cube in 1 Tbs water and add to the pan, together with the mustard. Season.
- Cut the salmon in four pieces, if necessary. Place 1 piece of salmon on each plate, pour a little mustard sauce around, some blanched carrot and zucchini on one side of the salmon and 1 quarter lemon on the other. Serve.
If you wish, add a little white wine to the sauce when incorporating fish stock and mustard.
While the salmon cooks, parboil or steam 1 carrot, peeled and cut into sticks for 1 to 1½ minutes, and 1 zucchini, cut into long and thin slices, for 1/2 to 1 minute. Drain and serve as garnish.
Steamed asparagus, steamed potatoes or potato mash also make great sides to this recipe.
Salmon is considered a healthy option because of its rich content in protein, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D.