Since I have a whole salmon to cook and eat, it won’t do that we only eat it raw or grill it. It will get kind of boring.
So, I try to prepare it a bit differently. One of it is to bake it with herbs, a la Jamie Oliver style. Yep, I am a fan of Jamie Oliver and I simply love the way he uses fresh herbs for most of his cooking. These are the herbs I bought to use:
And here’s the recipe for:
Healthy Baked Salmon and Chicken with Fresh Herbs
2 salmon steak, cut into smaller pieces (I also used half a salmon fish head)
Half piece of chicken breast meat, sliced thinly
Fresh herbs – sage, rosemary, oregano – about a handful each and roughly chopped
2 pods garlic – diced
salt – to season (alternatively, can use soya sauce)
1. Season the salmon and chicken with salt for about 30 minutes.
2. Place the chicken and salmon into a baking dish.
3. Cover it with the mixed herbs and garlic.
4. Add a few drops of olive oil and mix well. Cover it up with aluminium foil.
5. Bake at 200 degree Celsius for about 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
Easy tip: Instead of a baking dish, wrap up the salmon and chicken and the herbs inside aluminium foil and make sure it is nicely wrapped and place the whole package into the oven to bake!
Note: This dish may not be suitable for those who do not like the smell of these strong herbs due to the use of herbs in the recipe. If you can’t stand dishes with herby aromas, you could reduce the amount of herbs used to perhaps a few leaves each. This dish relies mostly on the sweet juices of the chicken and salmon for a naturally sweet flavour while the herbs adds the much needed aroma.
You can also use other fresh herbs such as dill, parsley, mint, etc. It is really your choice, which herbs you like.
Just remember to enjoy your baked salmon and chicken hot from the oven.