Recipe:

Oven Roasted Salmon with Cucumber and Dill Sauce

Salmon is a great source of omega 3 and a firm favourite of the scandinavians. Dill is frequently used to garnish salmon in Sweden and I hope you will enjoy this light summery sauce as I have.

Preparation Time:

10 mins

Cooking Time:

15 mins

Serves:

4

Ingredients:

  • ½ Cucumber finely diced
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground Black Pepper, freshly ground
  • 250g plain low fat yogurt
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp dill, finely chopped
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges

Method:

Place the diced cucumber in a sieve over a bowl. Sprinkle with the salt and leave to drain for 1 hour. Then rinse the cucumber with cold water and dry with kitchen paper. Mix the cucumber with the yogurt and stir in the mustard and dill. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Preheat the oven to 180°C and place salmon fillets on a baking dish and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillets. You want the salmon to be cooked through but not dry.

Serve the salmon with a wedge of lemon, a few new potatoes, a handful of seasonal vegetables and some sauce spooned over the salmon.