Last Sunday, following an indulgent night out with my sister at our favourite curry house, I found myself craving something fresh and light. This summery salmon dish was our meal of choice that evening and thankfully, it really hit the spot.
The idea for the salmon is from Jamie Oliver’s recipe Salmon with prosciutto and lentils, a recipe that never seems to fail. The fish is wrapped in prosciutto and baked in the oven on a high heat until it’s golden on the outside and perfectly tender on the inside. The crisp, salty ham deliciously balances the flavour of the subtle, delicate fish. Once you’ve tried salmon cooked in this way, I guarantee you’ll be hooked.
Although Jamie Oliver’s suggestion of lentils as an accompaniment to the salmon works well, at this time of year I really enjoy the simple combination of fish, new potatoes and fresh asparagus. Add a blob of creamy hollandaise sauce and some lemon wedges and the dish is complete.