23 August 2010

Baked Salmon with mayo & cheese

After the success with Baked Salmon & Pesto wrapped in foil, I found another interesting Baked Salmon recipe by Lydia of My Kitchen. And this one uses mayo and cheese... I like!!! Tweaked the recipe a little based on what I have in the kitchen and personal preference.
Ingredients (for 1 pax)

  • 200-300g salmon fillet, clean and pat dry with paper towel

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise (may be adjusted based on preference)

  • 1/2 tsp wasabi paste

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese (may be adjusted based on preference)

  • 1/2 small packet potato crisp, crushed (I used salt and vinegar flavour)

  • Sea salt

  • Freshly cracked Black Pepper

  • Sprinkle of dried herbs such as pasley or coriander leaves

  • Veggies such as cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, carrots (can also use brussel sprouts, corn kernels etc)

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degree C. Prepare a large piece of aluminium foil, big enough to hold the veggies & salmon and fold into a parcel.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, mix together mayonnaise, wasabi paste, garlic and shredded cheese. Mix till combined.

  3. Arrange the veggies on the aluminium foil, area about the size of the salmon fillet. Season with some salt and pepper.

  4. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the salmon, then put the fillet on top of the veggies with the skin side down. *if salmon fillet is too thick, cut a few slits on the fillet.

  5. Spread the mayonnaise mixture on top of the salmon fillet, then sprinkle crushed crisps over it and gently press the crisps down into the mayonnaise mixture. Sprinkle some dried herbs if desired.

  6. Fold the veggies and salmon into a parcel and place the parcel on a baking tray. For comprehensive steps on how to fold the parcel, refer to Nookcook's blog

  7. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven.

Oooh... look at the melted cheese with mayo. Delish! I love the creamy mayo with cheese. This is certainly one easy lunch deal for keeps. But definitely gonna make some adjustments. Did not mince the garlic enough so the taste was pretty pungent. Would either omit garlic or minced till very fine next time. Would also reduce amount of mayo but top up on even more cheese. The potato crisp was a bit soft and the taste was overshadowed by the mayo mixture; not sure if I would still add any next time. May bake the parcel 5 to 10 minutes longer as the fillet was just cooked and slightly pinkish in the centre (probably coz the fillet was quick thick and I forgot to slit the salmon).

Certainly glad that I have found alternative methods of cooking salmon, please share with me any quick, easy and tasty recipes if you have any =D

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