Sunday, February 7, 2010

Salmon and Roasted Root Vegetables

I found some lovely salmon at the market this week. Just looking at the filets in the case made me hungry! I knew that raining or not we would be having barbecued salmon for dinner. (Thank goodness we are between storms and it wasn't an unreasonable request!)

The Kitchen Gnome works magic on salmon. This time I was determined to watch closely so that I could share his magic! No, he doesn't measure...it isn't an exact science so you can adjust to your liking.

It is important to get a salmon filet with the skin in tact. Lay the salmon on a piece of foil that will serve as the "pan" on the grill. Mix together equal parts of white wine and soy sauce. Add olive oil just under the amount of white wine and soy and some lemon juice. Add a clove or two of garlic, crushed. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and dill. Salt and pepper.

Barbecue on medium. If there is no lid on the barbecue, tent the salmon over the long sides, do not close the ends. About halfway through, punch holes in the foil to drain the liquid. It is done when the thickest part of the salmon will flake. Do not over cook.

Roasted Vegetables

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cut any combination of root vegetables into chunks. I used potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams and carrots. Place the vegetables in a bowl. Drizzle with about 3-4 Tbsp olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Mix with hands.

Spread on a sheet pan. Roast 35-40 minutes until vegetables are tender.

Sprinkle with chopped parsley and additional salt and pepper if desired. Place in serving dish.

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A delicious meal on a cold, damp day!

9 comments:

  1. That is one heck of a meal, Kate. It's perfect any day, really! The Kitchen Gnome is good! :)

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  2. I'm always on the lookout for new salmon recipes. Thanks Kate. The roasted vegetables look fabulous too. Very healthy.
    Sam

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  3. If the salmon tasted just half as good as it looks it had to be outstanding.

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  4. I just realized that I don't cook fish often enough. I need to change that! Your version is quite simple, but very tempting. I have such a bad cold, I can't taste a thing...but I'm trying to imagine. Yummy!

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  5. I really miss eating salmon. My husband isn't a fan so I only eat it when I go out. What a delicious meal!

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  6. We love salmon in this house - so delicious and healthy! I have some root veggies... going to roast them tonight :)

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  7. Salmon is my favourite thing - I'll have to give this a try.

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  8. Grilling is out of the question today during the snowstorm, but I did have roasted vegetables, one of my favorites as well.

    I know what will be on the grill first chance. I could use a little of the kitchen gnome magic, too!

    Thanks Kate!

    Diane

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  9. Love roasted salmon and I LOVE roasted vegetables. Such a perfect winter time dinner...so tummy warming!

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