Baked Salmon

I love fish..being brought up in could i not be introduced to fish... I have great regards towards fish recepies..and i truly enjoy making much as i enjoy eating them!!!

When i was in London last year..i had visited Uncle Ramesh (he's my mother's cousin brother). Aunty Rekha (his wife) cooked this outstanding Salmon Fry i can never forget..Ohhhh the aroma..the look of the dish..and ofcourse the taste..was breath taking.. Often when i talk to Uncle Ramesh i mention the Salmon fry that Aunty Rekha had made.

Back in Hyderabad i decided to try out the dish. It wasn't quite as i was expecting it to be.. Maybe i was expecting too much out of the dish..without adequate consideration for the quality of Salmon that you would get in Hyderabad compared to London!!!

I being myself..have tried to improvise on the dish further..rather than frying it..i decided to bake it. Well it did turn out quite interesting!!!

500 g salmon filets
10-12 garlic cloves
5-6 cloves
3-4 green chillies
2 tsp olive oil
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepper as per taste
Chopped coriander or parsley for garnish

1.) Set the oven at 150 degrees and preheat.
2.) Wash the salmon filets in running water. To get away with the smell of fish, rub 2 tsp of turmeric on the fish and set aside for 10 mins. Wash is running water.
3.) Line the salmon filets in a baking dish. Add chopped garlic, slit chillies, lime juice, olive oil, and salt to taste. Rub the fish filets to ensure all the filets are covered with the marinade. Add freshly ground pepper.
4.) Cover the baking dish with an aluminum foil and bake in the center of the oven for 10 mins. Salmon is a very delicate fish and does not take more than 15-20 mins to cook overall.
5.) Remove the foil and bake for another 10 mins. The fish would leave a some water which can be used as a sauce over the fish while serving.
6.) Garnish with chopped coriander. Serve hot with green salad.

Sneek peek:

To take this dish to the next level of luxury, pour hot white sauce over the salmon and serve with yorkshire pudding.

This tangy and spicy fish is definately worth a try!!!

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