Saturday, January 28, 2012
Salmon with potatoes
I hadn't stopped at the meat section in the store since I can't remember when. It just has nothing attractive for me, so I pass it by like it's empty space. Yesterday, I had a conversation about meat and the necessity of eating at least some (every once in a while), so I decided I'd give it a chance. Peeking through the glass, hoping that I won't see anything worth buying is a bit odd even for me, but I kind of did it anyway. Fortunately there was no red meat (it just always looks so bloody and then brown - or as I otherwise describe it "cooked blood and flesh"). I don't particularly trust chicken either, but I'm more likely to have that as long as it has the skin and fat removed. Picky much? I have no idea how my parents have put up with me. Ideally and as it happened today, I have fish. Salmon was on sale - 250 g. for 17.48 kr. ($3.10)!!! In my opinion, fish goes best with potatoes and greens. Plane boiled potatoes are a bit boring though, so I give them that little extra. Thank you childhood memories!
250 g. salmon
1/2 cup orange juice
1 t. sp. honey
1. Chop the fresh onion in small pieces and mix it together with the orange juice, the honey, the olive oil and the spices.
2. Put the salmon in a plastic bag and pour the marinade on it. Close the plastic bag and put it in the refrigerator for an hour. Every once in a while turn it around, so all the fish can soak in the marinade.
3. Remove the marinade, cut the salmon in serving pieces (I forgot to do it) and wrap them in aluminum foil. Bake at 200 C for 30-40 min.
4. Boil the potatoes. Cut them in medium-sized cubes. Add to them the diced leek, the spices and a little olive oil. Mix well together.
Serve the fish and potatoes with some greens.
Gotta say, it turned out better than I thought it would. My hands still smell of fish, but that's alright! :) Doesn't its skin look just amazing?