Throughout the weekend, my mom and I did this great little exercise called We-Are-Only-Going-To-Cook-Meals-With-The-Ingredients-We-Have-In-The-House. And besides going to get baking soda for cookies - we succeeded! I found a nice salmon filet in the freezer and was planning to grill it but had some grill trouble so I searched for an idea on how to bake it.
In the back of my mind I've been thinking about going on the South Beach Diet again so I picked up the book to look for a recipe. I once made a great poached salmon from the SDB book and I was actually after that recipe but instead I made Phase Three Lemony Fish in Foil...
* I modified the below for one big piece of salmon
4 large fish fillets
1/4 cup diced carrots
1/4 cup diced celery
1/4 cup chopped green onion (I used red onion)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 lemons thinly, sliced
salt and pepper
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut four 2-foot lengths of foil and fold each in half to make a 1-foot square. Place 1 fish fillet slightly below the middle of each square of foil. Sprinkle 1/4 of the carrots, celery, onion, and parsley on each fillet. *I also sprinkled generously with salt and pepper.* Top with lemon slices.
Fold the foil over the fish and crimp the edges together slightly. Place the foil-wrapped fillets on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily.
This was very easy and delicious - you get the omega oils from the fish and a serving of veggies. Make sure to squeeze the baked lemons over the fish to get the most lemon flavor as possible.
You may need to add more salt and pepper to taste.
These foil packets would also be good to do on the grill.
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