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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Baked Salmon with cream--Lohi uunissa

 My family loves salmon, and we were lucky enough to find this large Norwegian salmon fillet.  I didn't really use a recipe this time, but I checked a lot of Finnish websites about baking salmon.  First, I used a little non-stick cooking spray, you could also butter the dish, and preheated the oven to 400 Fahreneheit (200 C).  I put the fillet in the pan, this one was skinless, but it should be skin side down if there is skin.  Then I squeezed the juice of one lime on it, I would have used lemon if I had had one.

Sliced onions are delicious on the top, but can be left out if you don't like them.  I had an open bag of baby carrots, so I put them on the side, they didn't get completely soft, but that is how my family likes them.  You could pre-boil the carrots if you want them softer.  Next, I sprinkled it liberally with salt and ground pepper, then poured in about a quarter-cup of cream, more would have probably been even better, but we were trying to keep the dish healthy.

Fresh dill sprigs topped off the salmon, then into the oven to bake for about 20-25 minutes, be careful not to overcook or the fish will be dry!  We ate it with boiled potatoes and a leaf lettuce salad.  It was excellent!

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