Avoid too much washing up
One-tray recipes like this salmon and leek one are just the best for busy weeknights. I love cooking and baking as you know, but about every other day, I regret all my enthusiasm as soon as there is another pile of washing up to do. I ask myself: Again!? Really? Why exactly did I have to do this? Why couldn’t I just get some of it in the shop earlier??
I usually do remember when and if somebody starts to enjoy it. Nevertheless, the washing up definitely is an annoying little disadvantage of enthusiastic cooking! Making a one-tray recipe once in a while makes that part of the job so much better!
My kids are not keen on leek yet, but the addition of the sundried tomatoes does help here and I personally absolutely love leek. It may seem odd that you can love leek and not like onion very much like I do. I love the sweetness of leek though and I think it is perfect with fish especially.
Surprise at the bottom
For the potato loving kids in your family there is a surprise at the bottom of this dish. The slices of potato are hidden underneath the fish. They are roasted briefly before everything else and then hidden underneath the salmon. The liquid of the salmon helps them to cook further and it gives them a lovely flavour as well. The leek and sundried tomatoes are put around the fish and the potatoes.
I hope you and your family will enjoy this easy dish as much as we do!
Salmon and leek
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Easy and quick one-tray
- 750 grams of potatoes
- 4 salmon fillets
- 3 leeks
- 10 sundried tomatoes (in flavoured oil)
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Wash the potatoes and cut in slices of maximum 5 mm thick.
- Bring the potatoes into an oven dish and add a tablespoon of rapeseed oil. Toss the potatoes so they are coated in the oil.
- Place the potatoes in the oven for 10 minutes or until starting to soften.
- In the meantime clean and cut the leeks.
- Drain the sundried tomatoes and cut into strips.
- After 10 minutes (or when the potatoes have started to soften), take the oven dish out of the oven, move the potato slices to one side of the dish and cover them with the 4 salmon fillets.
- Season the salmon with salt and pepper and add a little knob of butter on each fillet.
- Bring the leek in the oven dish next to the salmon fillets. Season the leek if you like.
- Add the sundried tomatoes on top of the leek.
- Place in the oven for 10 minutes, then stir the leek.
- Bake further for another 5 to 10 minutes.
from More Than Just Carrots