Happy almost weekend! 🙂 Recipe of the day is Salmon & Fennel Casserole – very aromatic and simple dish, ready in just a few minutes!
So I’ve got this old recipe book at home, I think it’s actually one of the first ones I bought, and I love the recipes in it. I don’t use it quite often but there are a few dishes that I’ve been making through the years which I really enjoy. This Salmon & Fennel Casserole is one of them. I don’t follow the recipe completely, I’ve changed a few things, but I copied the main idea. 🙂
It’s incredible what amazing recipes are out there, precisely in my old cook books. I haven’t got that many but the ones I’ve got are super cool with lots of delicious recipes. And to be honest I haven’t even tested half of them. But now I’m on a mission to revise these books and test some recipes I fancy. Hopefully they turn out good so I can share them here with you. 🙂
OK, the kids don’t like this though, I admit. I usually bake their salmon parcels separately with just a few mild spices. I’ve never expected them to like this recipe anyway. It’s a recipe for ‘grown-ups’. Why? Because of the strong and super aromatic flavours of dill, grainy mustard and fennel. The salmon is baked in this creamy mixture and then a few more goodies are added to the casserole – some boiled eggs and pastry squares. These last two ingredients really complete the meal and make it so much tastier.
Here’s how to make the Salmon & Fennel Casserole
- 600-700g salmon fillet, cut into big chunks
- 2 fennel bulbs, sliced
- 4 boiled eggs, sliced
- 150g filo pastry
- 2tbsp whole grain mustard
- 150ml double cream
- 2tbsp fresh dill, chopped
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- Place the sliced fennel bulbs on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt.
- Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.
- In a bowl, combine the mustard, double cream and dill. Pour over the fennel.
- Arrange the salmon chunks and put back in the oven for about 20 minutes.
- To make the filo pastry parcels, simply cut them into small squares and bake for about 7-8 minutes.
- Arrange the halved boiled eggs and the pastry parcels in the casserole and serve.
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