Recipe: Salmon With Mediterranean Citrus Seasoning

Recipe: Salmon With Mediterranean Citrus Seasoning

There are many mouthwatering dishes that are native to the Mediterranean, as it’s a region of the world that’s known for flavor-rich cuisine that keeps you coming back for more. In this blog, we bring you one of the tastiest, but also most easy to make - salmon with  Mediterranean citrus seasoning.

Wonderfully seasoned and lightly drizzled with virgin oil, this oven-roasted treat will fill your home with delightful aromas. The great thing about it is that it will take just a little over half an hour to complete from beginning to end.

What You’ll Need For This Delicious Meal

You’ll only need a selection of easily-obtainable, high-quality ingredients to put this delectable dish together, beginning, of course, a juicy salmon fillet. Wild salmon is great if you can get it, but if not, supermarket-bought salmon is just as good, so long as it’s clean-smelling and has a healthy pink color.

Additionally, you’ll need:

Undoubtedly, the best way to cook salmon is to roast it slowly. A succulent piece of fresh salmon will typically contain lots of lovely, healthy fats, which when combined with the virgin oil, create a beautifully tender result. Try a piece once it’s done and it will literally melt in your mouth!

Putting It All Together

Prep time for your salmon dish is just 10 minutes, with the roasting part making up the remaining 30. Your first job is going to be getting your salmon fillet ready, which you do by seasoning it with your oregano, Aleppo pepper, dried mint, and Mediterranean citrus seasoning.

The next step is to lightly oil your chosen baking dish, which you’ll also be lining with a few slices of lemon and orange. You’ll then be laying your freshly-seasoned salmon fillet over the top, before covering it with some more olive oil and your minced garlic cloves.

You should then finish your creation by arranging some more lemon and orange slices over the top so that the freshness of citrus is able to pervade throughout the fish.

Cooking Time: 25 Minutes

As we mentioned earlier, it’s best to slow roast your salmon fillet, so you’ll be putting your baking dish in the center of the oven and setting the temperature at 125 degrees Fahrenheit. You should then be leaving it in place for up to 25 minutes.

At this point, it will become quite tempting to dig right into your salmon with Mediterranean citrus seasoning, but it’s important to ensure it’s cooked through. You’ll be able to tell that your salmon is cooked, as it will flake easily when prodded with a fork.

We’re cooking this dish slowly, which means that the top of the fillet might appear slightly ‘see-through’ or opaque, but if the flesh is flaky, you’re good to go.

What to Serve Your Citrus Salmon With

So, obviously, you’re not going to be eating your salmon on its own - unless that’s your thing - so you’ll need to be giving some thought into what you’re going to be having with it. Here, you really can let your imagination fly, as this salmon’s tastes are complemented well by many side dishes.

Options available to you include:

  • Sauteed rainbow chard
  • Chopped salad and pasta
  • Baked/sauteed asparagus
  • Steamed, sweet potatoes

In our opinion, the more colorful you can make your side dishes, the more pleasing your salmon with Mediterranean citrus seasoning is going to be to the eye. The bright orange of freshly roasted sweet potatoes or a salad featuring a menagerie of hues will bring out the colors in your salmon beautifully.

And that’s before you’ve even tasted it! When done correctly, this is a dish that’s almost a work of art, so you should absolutely get creative with what you put with it.

A Mouthwatering Dish For Any Occasion

We hope you enjoy this wonderful, yet simple recipe for Mediterranean citrus seasoning and that it makes the decision of what to cook easily on those days when you just can’t face hours cooking in the kitchen. As we can see, this one takes just 30 minutes.

The good news is that all of the high-quality spices and herbs mentioned are easily available from the Little Istanbul Gifts shop. While you’re there purchasing yours, why not take a good look around, as there’s a whole world of flavors to explore that will add a new dimension to your cooking.

That’s it from us for now. We’ll see you again next time!

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