Unlock Flavorful Salmon Dishes: Explore Jamie Oliver’s Recipes

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Salmon is a nutritional powerhouse, boasting omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and a range of vitamins and minerals. But beyond its health benefits, it’s also a versatile fish that lends itself to countless delicious dishes. If you’re looking for some inspiration to add salmon to your repertoire, then look no further than Jamie Oliver’s fantastic selection of recipes.

Unveiling Jamie’s Salmon Delights: 3 Recipes to Tempt Your Taste Buds

Marinated & grilled salmon
Marinated & grilled salmon

Here, we delve into three of Jamie Oliver’s most popular salmon recipes, showcasing the variety and ease of incorporating this delightful fish into your meals.

1. Smoky Chorizo Salmon with Cherry Tomatoes (Serves 2)

This recipe is a vibrant explosion of flavors, perfect for a quick and satisfying weeknight dinner. The smoky chorizo adds a touch of Spanish flair, while the sweetness of the cherry tomatoes perfectly complements the richness of the salmon.

Ingredients:

2 x 150g salmon fillets, skin on, scaled, pin-boned (opt for sustainably sourced options)

  • 300g ripe mixed-color cherry tomatoes
  • 4 sprigs of fresh basil
  • 8 black olives (with stones)
  • 30g higher-welfare chorizo

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (gas mark 6).
    2. In a roasting tray, toss the cherry tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Scatter the basil sprigs over the tomatoes.
    3. Place the salmon fillets, skin-side up, on top of the tomatoes. Season the salmon with salt and pepper.
    4. Slice the chorizo thinly and scatter it around the salmon and tomatoes.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flaky. The skin should be crispy.
    6. Serve immediately with the roasted tomatoes and chorizo.

    2. Tray-baked Salmon with Mediterranean Vegetables (Serves 4)

    This dish is a symphony of textures and tastes, with tender salmon nestled amongst colorful roasted vegetables. It’s a great way to get a dose of healthy fats and essential vitamins in one go.

    Ingredients:

    4 salmon fillets (around 150g each), skin on

  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 red pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 courgette, cut into chunks
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat your oven to 220°C (gas mark 7).
    2. In a large roasting tray, toss the vegetables with a generous drizzle of olive oil, rosemary sprigs, and lemon slices. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. Place the salmon fillets, skin-side up, on top of the vegetables. Drizzle the salmon with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
    4. Roast in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and the vegetables are tender-crisp.
    5. Serve the salmon with the roasted vegetables and any delicious pan juices.

    3. Jamie’s Speedy Salmon Pasta (Serves 4)

    This recipe is a lifesaver on busy weeknights. It’s a creamy and flavorful pasta dish that comes together in under 30 minutes, making it perfect for those evenings when time is tight.

    Ingredients:

    300g dried pasta (such as penne or tagliatelle)

  • 2 salmon fillets (around 150g each), skinless and cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 200ml white wine
  • 400ml single cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill (or 1 teaspoon dried dill)
  • Parmesan cheese, grated (to serve)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Directions:

    1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions in a large pot of boiling salted water.
    2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the salmon and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until just cooked through. Remove the salmon from the pan and set aside.
    3. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook for a few minutes, or until softened.
    4. Pour in the white wine and bring to a simmer. Let it bubble for a minute or two, then stir in the cream and dill.
    5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.