Waitrose's baked salmon with ginger

Source: Waitrose

2 fillets of fresh boneless salmon
1 tbsp ginger (chopped)
1 clove garlic (finely-chopped)
Half a lemon
Chopped coriander
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Water cress

1. Preheat oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Place salmon on a piece of foil.
2. Sprinkle evenly with chopped ginger and garlic. Squeeze juice of half a lemon over salmon and sprinkle with chopped coriander.
3. Wrap loosely in foil and bake for 13-15 minutes.
4. Serve with watercress, dressed with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.


When cooked: Friday 24 November 2006
Which meal: Dinner
Which try: First
Missing ingredients: Lemon juice
Exchanged ingredients: None
Difficulty Level: 2
Others: None.

Verdict: This was Brian's dinner as he loves salmon. I tried and didn't like it. Brian struggled to finish this and said my other salmon recipe was better. This was too sour and the thing is I didn't even use lemon! Just not to our taste, too angmoh. Not gonna try again.


Anonymous said...


Have you tried just grilling the salmon with salt & pepper? Very fuss-free & tasty, bringing out the natural flavors of salmon.

Pat dry salmon steaks with paper towel. Rub a few drops of lemon juice all over (lemon juice is said to improve the texture of fish).

Sprinkle salt & freshly-ground black-pepper over all surfaces.

Dribble over top with extra-virgin olive oil (the oil helps prevent the steak from drying out).

Place dabs of butter over top of steak.

Place in baking tray lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil that's oiled with extra-virgin olive oil.

Broil (grill) in oven, watching closely every 20-30sec. Can cook extremely fast, so be careful. REMOVE when about 80% done. DO NOT OVERCOOK.

My fussy/fastidious daughter LURVES this and can eat up the whole steak!

I like to use those salmon cuts that are through the belly (kinda 'horseshoe' shaped ones) because the belly has more fat and are more tender, juicy & flavorful.


(a friend puts Jalapeno cheese over the salmon instead of butter, which is also delicious; but hubby prefers not to have something else competing with the taste of the salmon).

Lilian said...

Ohhh thanks for the tip. Sounds easy enough and salmon's plentiful in Moscow. Brian's the only one who really loves salmon though.