Thursday, January 7, 2010
Lemon and Dill Salmon with Caramelized Onions and Tomato Salad
Does that make you hungry? Well it should, cause that's what was for dinner yesterday. I was pretty damn tired after driving home from work for about an hour and road rage almost made me lose my temper, but then I thought the better of it and told myself, I'll just get even with an onion, slice and dice it with one of my new knives from the Jamie Oliver Knife Block, 6-Piece Set, I got myself and that should get rid of my excess energy.
I started out by getting my ingredients ready, broke out my new knives and got going on the onion, sliced them nicely and started sweating them in a pan with some flavored olive oil and a dab of butter. Get them going on low heat and cook them until they are nice and golden brown, stirring occasionally.
Once I got my onions in the pan, I broke out a ovensafe glass dish, lined it with foil (clean up is so much easier) greased it with a bit of butter and got a little bit of the onions on the bottom. Lay down the Salmon on the onions and season with salt and pepper, some crushed red pepper and fresh pressed garlic. Then generously top it with the zest of a lemon and put a couple of sprigs of dill on it. Splash with the lemon juice, add a little dab of butter, wrap up the foil so you have a tent over your fish, and stick in the pre-heated oven (400F) until done. The time really depends on how thick the salmon is.
Once your salmon is done, arrange it on a nice bed of the caramelized onion, add a little tomato salad on the side and
BAM, there is dinner!