Baked Salmon with Mediterranean Style Vegetables

Baked Salmon and Mediterranean Style vegetable
You guys know I prefer fish over meat. That’s always been the case and I think it will never change. Here in Shanghai salmon is one of the easiest and more convenient type of fish to find and I like to cook it in many different ways. This recipe is very simple and quick to make, perfect for an easy meal solution after a long day at the office.

Here is the recipe!

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 2 filets of fresh salmon, skin on (about 250 gr each)
  • 2 sardines in oil
  • 2 cups of fresh green beans
  • 2 tbsp. pitted black olives
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • salt and pepper

for the basil aioli:

  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 lemon juice

Wash the green peas, bring a pot of water to a boil and bleach them for 5 min. Drain and move them into a bowl.

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Wash the basil and tomatoes. Cut the tomatoes in halves.

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Pitt the olives

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Place basil, tomatoes and olives in a large, season with salt, pepper and olive oil. Add the green beans

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Season your salmon with salt and pepper

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Brush a baking pan with olive oil and place the salmon skin up.

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Add the veggies on the side. and lay pieces of sardines on top of the veggies.

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Bake for 10-15 min at 200 C

Meanwhile prepare the aioli. Grab a bunch of fresh basil, wash it an dry it off.

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Take 2 cloves of garlic, sprinkle them with salt and mince them to make a paste. Add them to the basil

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then add the mayo, lemon juice salt and pepper

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and blend everything until you get a smooth cream

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When the salmon is cooked and vegetables are lightly crispy, remove them from the oven

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Plate the salmon with the Mediterranean veggies on the side and scoop one tbsp of the basil aioli on top of each fillet.

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– LittleDani

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.