Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Recipe: Baked salmon fillet with soy sauce and dill

My parents bought some salmon fillets for me to cook for the kids. My favorite cooking style for fish now is to bake them in the oven as it is easy and healthy. I bake them in foil parcels, so there is hardly any cleaning up to do afterwards too. :)

Baked salmon with soy sauce

Salmon is an oily fish which has high protein, high omega-3 fatty acids and high vitamin-D content. Personally, I prefer salmon trout  over salmon, but kids would happily eat either fish, as long as it is tasty.

The salmon fillets are baked with a simple sauce of olive oil, soy sauce and ginger wine - similar to the sauce we use for steaming fish Chinese-style. Since my dill plant is flourishing, I plucked a handful and topped it on the fish - it gives off a delicate flavour to the fish. Cooking them in tin foil parcels keeps the fish moist too.

Simple and flavorful

Baked salmon with soy sauce and dill
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves 2-3

2 x (200g) salmon or salmon trout fillets
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp ginger wine
A handful fresh dill
Freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

2. Prepare a piece of tin foil enough to form a parcel for the two fish fillets and place inside a baking tray.

3. Wash the fish fillet and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Place fish in the tin foil and drizzle with ginger wine, light soy sauce and olive oil. Place half the dill on top of the fish. Bring the sides of the tin foil together, and pinch to seal and form a parcel.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, once a skewer/chopstick can go through, the fish is cooked.

5. Remove foil from baking tray and place onto serving plate. Garnish with remaining dill on top and some freshly ground black pepper.

*I am submitting this to the Little Thumbs Up "Soy Beans" event organized by Bake for Happy Kids, my little favourite DIY and hosted by Mich of Piece of Cake. You can link your soy recipes here.

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  1. Yen, this is so simple and good! Would love to try it.

  2. mmmm, extremely mouthwatering salmon recipe! :D

  3. Yen, these days I also like to bake salmon. I normally place them on an aluminium plate, then wrap the top with foil, leaving a hole. William said he is getting old already & he enjoys eating this dish more than b4! Love your salmon fish too!

    1. It's so easy, right? I like to bake fish at the weekends after I've spent all day in town with the kids. Fast and not much cleaning up afterwards :)

  4. I absolutely LOVE dill! I only tend to eat it with fish though so I'm not sure what else I can use it with. Oh hang on there's Russian potato salad and borscht too!

    1. I love dill too, I have pots of them growing in my herb garden. It's my second favorite herb after basil. I love it with eggs too and also using it as a garnish cos it looks pretty on the plate!

  5. Hi Yen,

    Dill and salmon are always a perfect combination. Interesting that you have added nice Asian flavours to cook these fish.


  6. Wow! Simple and delicious. My kind of food. I'll try this out.

  7. Maybe we should try recipe. Last time we tried the grilled version, not so jadi. :P

  8. simple and healthy, i'd add some lard :X

  9. Your baked salmon looks delicious and healthy! My kids would love it for sure.

  10. Looks Great! I too enjoy eating light when the weather is warming up.


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