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Unless you want to cook a whole salmon you will need some salmon fillet recipes.
Salmon are quite large fish which will require cutting into portions - fillets or steaks. You can buy and use them whole, but many people find them a problem to cook as you require a fish kettle or have to cut the salmon into portions anyway to fit the size of the cooking utensils you have!
The sauce is a lovely summery flavor - you could use it any time you like. I love the taste of cucumber - I grow them in my garden and often think it's the sun's gift to me - it's like eating sunshine when you pick a cucumber from the vine.
This recipe uses the oven to bake the salmon and you can leave it in the foil to keep warm which makes it easy for you to get everything else ready.
Salmon with Cucumber Sauce
4 6oz (175g) salmon pieces
1/2 juice from lemon
1/2 oz (15g) butter
fresh ground black pepper
1 cucumber - peeled, deseeded and diced small
125 ml white wine
5 tablespoons soured cream
3 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
Heat the oven to gas mark 3, 170C, 325F.
Place the salmon fillets onto squares of greased foil and season with pepper and lemon.
Seal the foil parcels and bake for about 25 minutes - leave in the foil.
Fry the cucumber in the butter for a couple of minutes.
Add the wine and simmer for 10 minutes until the wine has nearly evaporated.
Stir in the soured cream and dill and serve over the salmon. The sauce is served slightly warm but you could let it go cold and serve the salmon with a side salad and new potatoes.
Alternatively, try boiled new potatoes and buttered green veg with this for an easy meal, say some green beans or broccoli.
Salmon is a good source of Omega 3s - health professionals recommend that you have a couple of portions of oily fish a week - this would count as one portion.
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By Liz Alderson, Mar 30, 2016
This Salmon with Cucumber Sauce recipe uses the oven to bake the salmon and you can leave it in the foil to keep warm which makes it easy for you to get everything else ready.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Main Ingredient: salmon pieces