Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Baked Salmon in Fig leaf

I learned this dish from Maryam , seriously- who would have thought that fig leaves would give off such a decadent flavor? These were seriously good and oh so quick! They didn't need a whole bunch of ingredients either. Wins all around.


200g salmon fillet, halved
2 fig leaves
zest of 1 lemon
salt, pepper
olive oil

Pre-heat oven at 400 F.
Wash the fig leaves, and pat dry. Arrange the salmon on the fig leaf as below.
Season with salt and pepper, a bit of lemon zest and a trickle of olive oil.
Now for the wrapping. To make things easier, say that the blades of the leaf are numbered from 1-5 starting from the left.
Fold in blades 2 and 4 onto the fillet. Now bring in blades 1 and 5. While holding blades 1,2,4,5 intact, fold upwards onto blade 3.

 Secure with a toothpick.

Bake for 15 minutes uninterrupted.
Before serving, remove the toothpicks. Unwrapping before serving is optional, but makes things easier.
Serve immediately with a wedge of lemon.

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