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Baked salmon in foil with beans and tomatoes

publication date: Jul 5, 2011
author/source: Helen Benfield
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If you get freaked out by the idea of cooking fish try this really easy recipe from Helen who's been involved with the BBB site since the early days. A tasty - and healthy - weekend treat for two.

Serves 2
Time: 30 minutes (including oven heating-up time)
Cost: About £2.50 a head unless you find a deal on the salmon*

100g fine green beans, trimmed
2 salmon steaks or fillets
100g cherry tomatoes
1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Lemon quarters, to serve

Heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Cut two pieces of foil large enough to take a fish fillet and veg (around 40cm square). Place the beans on the bottom, then the fish and the tomatoes. Drizzle olive oil all over. Add the garlic slices and season well. Crimp each piece of foil to make parcels – something like a Cornish pasty, but tightly, as you don’t want the air to escape during cooking. Place on a baking tray and cook in the oven for around 15 minutes. Gently open the bags and serve on plates with the lemon wedges. Some buttered new potatoes would make a good accompaniment.


* There are always deals to be found on salmon so if you can afford the initial outlay and have a freezer to stash away what you don't use you can save yourself quite a bit. It's also cheaper if you buy it on the bone.


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