Salmon makes such a lovely meal. It tastes nice seasoned with simply salt and pepper, but the basil… It tasted so good. I baked this with some seasoned chips from a frozen pack and drizzled a little bit of honey mustard salad dressing on it
Only a teeny bit of basil paste was needed. You can see from the photos that the fish isn’t coated in green leaf bits from the basil to the point where the fish is hidden. The basil just needs to give a touch of extra flavour.
- 1 teaspoon of garlic salt
- 1 tablespoon of basil paste (I used a salted one by Gourmet Garden)
- Black pepper to season
- 1 salmon fillet
- Pre-heat oven to 200ºC.
- Place your salmon on a large square piece of foil, season one side with half of the garlic salt, and a bit of pepper. Use the back of a clean spoon to rub it gently, evenly across the fillet.
- Spread half of the basil paste across the fillet, with the back of the spoon
- Turn over the fillet and repeat steps 2 – 3.
- Wrap up foil around the salmon fillet and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
- If you don’t have basil paste… too bad.
- You can make some with a teaspoon of olive oil, salt and 1/2 of basil leaves. Chop, blend, mix.
- 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder with regular salt can be a substitute for garlic salt. Garlic salt is basically those ingredients after all. Good ol’ salt is nice too, and is always perfect for seasoning fish.