I honestly haven't dropped off the face of the earth, I am here, and feeling very guilty about not blogging and keeping up with my regular posts. I do have an excuse, a valid one I might add. We are in the process of selling our home and buying another one. A very stressful process, causing me a lot of anxiety and grief, and far too much time being spent in the car going through open homes, hence the lack of posts.
But you have to eat, it really does not matter how stressful your life is, you need to feed the family, so with this in mind I turn to quick and simple dishes that are nutritious and full of flavour. I love parcel food, its a great easy concept for a busy life, it's one that I first saw in one of Jamie Oliver's earlier books. He used chicken, but you can use any meat/fish. I love this one as salmon is packed full of goodness and does not require too much flavouring.
Here I have used two marinades a simple parsley one ( for the children) and one with chilli flakes for a kick (for moi)
You will need 4 pieces of salmon fillets ( or more depending on how many you are feeding)
4 Foil envelopes (tightlyfolded on 3 edges, with an opening)
For the marinade -;
1 Tbl of Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
squeeze of lemon juice
small handful of parsley ( I use the dry variety)
or 1/2 tsp chilli flakes if you are going for the kick version
Mix it all together
Place the salmon fillets in the foil bag and drizzle your marinade over the salmon, seal the envelope/bag at the top so that no air can escape, this is important, as the fish will cook in the steam created in the bag.
Place on an oven tray in a preheated oven at 160 for about 15-20 min.
Serve with a medley of roasted vegetables(one of my earlier blog entries has this recipe) or a potato mash. Delish!
Until next time