We barbequed this lovely whole salmon fillet about a month ago…inspired by a recent trip to Northern British Columbia. The flavours are simple but tasty. Salmon is really easy to cook. Remember to buy your salmon fresh…it should not smell fishy. I’m slowly teaching my husband and kids to smell the fish before they buy it. If it smells fishy after you’ve cooked it, then you’ve cooked it to long.
This salmon dish falls under the simple category and is a modified version of a salmon dish my mom used to make wrapped in parchment and baked in the oven. Deep seeded inspiration I think.
To serve this salmon I topped it with a cool, fresh Cucumber Salad, omitting the onions with the hopes the kids would be more inclined to eat the salad – they weren’t, but we keep trying. A sprinkling of chili flakes finished it off. The kids do enjoy salmon and I liken that to our eating fish regularly.
You can choose to serve your salmon with a salad on top or as is. Either way is equally satisfying. If you can’t find pancetta you can use regular bacon. Very simple flavours.