Its rare that you will have a garden living in the heart of the Capital city. I always treasure escaping away to my parents houses, enjoying things like washing lines, not tripping over my clothes airer, fresh air and of course my dogs! Although I grow some herbs on my balcony I do love seeing all the wonderful things my Dad grows in his garden. Last night, apart from the fish, we had a very simple dinner dug up from the garden and it was delicious.
Look at it all growing just before its on our plates, how fab is that?
A huge salad with mixed leaves and radishes
New Potatoes – Approx. 750g
Mint – A handful
Salmon Fillets, skin removed – 4
Soy Sauce – 2 Tablespoons
Honey – 1 Teaspoon
Sesame Oil – 1 Teaspoon
Sun dried Tomatoes – A handful
Marinate the salmon fillets with the soy, honey, sesame oil, tomatoes and salt and pepper. Leave these for 30 minutes or so before cooking.
Wash the new potatoes and cut in half if they are quite large. Place these into a saucpean of cold water with a teaspoon of salt and a handful of mint. Bring this to the boil and cook until the new potatoes are tender to an inserted knife. This will take around 15-20 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven to 180°c. Whilst the potatoes are cooking, scrunch a large square of baking parchment up and fold it back out again. This makes it easier to shape and work with. Lay the marinated salmon fillets into the paper and fold the paper over making a sealed parcel. Pop this in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Once the potatoes are cooked, drain them and serve with a large knob of butter on top. Remove the salmon from the parcel and drizzle the juices over the salmon when you serve. Enjoy with a large salad, dressed simply with some olive oil and balsamic or dressing of your choice. YUM!