Valentines Day Dinner: Baked Salmon Recipe

Fish Fillet Main Dish

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Ingredients (8)

  • 175 g skinless salmon fillets
  • 60 extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon (thinly sliced)
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Lay four 30cm squares of baking paper on 2 baking trays.
  2. Place a salmon fillet on each, then top with lemon slices and a thyme sprig. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon of oil and season. Fold the edges of the paper together to form well-sealed parcels. Bake for 15 minutes until cooked through.
  3. While salmon is baking, whisk the mustard, tarragon, vinegar, sugar and remaining oil in a jug for the dressing, and season.
  4. Blanch the asparagus for 2 minutes in a pan of lightly salted boiling water until tender. Drain well, then keep warm.
  5. Arrange the salmon and asparagus on plates, add slice of lemon , drizzle with the tarragon dressing and top with a sprig of thyme to serve.