Family Meal

14 September 2017

Today's #ScotFoodFort theme is Family Meal. I had proper plans for this meal - imaging herby roasted potatoes and all sorts to accompany my salmon but as it happened I ended up getting in late from work and had to throw all this together super quickly for the hungry stomachs waiting for it, which is, I imagine, the position lots of family meal cookers are in the position of pretty often, so it means it's quite apt!

This is a super easy recipe - you basically chuck half your ingredients in the tray with your salmon, pop in the oven and boil the potatoes whilst your salmon cooks so it's ideal for getting in and being ready with minimal fuss - and it's from putting in the oven to plating up in less than half an hour!
To make the salmon you will need:
1 Large Prime Fillet of Scottish Salmon
1 Lemon
Mackintosh of Glendaveny Garlic Infused Rapeseed Oil
Heather Hills Honey
Diced Garlic
Dried Oregano, Parsley & Thyme

1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees for a fan, 200 for a non fan.
2.Take a baking tray and lay out some tinfoil, slice a lemon and lay it out on the bottom of the foil (I used a lemon and a half for aesthetic purposes - you really don't need that much!)
3. Lay the salmon fillet down on top of it.
4. Spread1 tbsp of the Mackintosh of Gelndaveny Garlic Infused Rapeseed Oil over the salmon.
5. Scoop out 1.5 tsp of the Heather Hills Honey and put on top of the salmon.
6. Sprinkle the dried oregano, parsley and thyme over the top, then add your chopped garlic to taste.
7. Add some butter - I was naughty and did not measure it but you can see the little half fan of butter I created on my knife down below and I just popped that in the middle - some people do melt butter and garlic in the pan together and pour over, but it melts of it's own accord in the oven so if you've got a hungry family the 'bung it all in' approach seems like less hassle.

8. Wrap your tinfoil tightly round the salmon so that none of that good sauce will drip out.
9. Pop it in the oven for 20-25 minutes depending on the thickness of your salmon.
10. Meanwhile, scrub your new potatoes - I used these Scotty brand ones. The brand had sent me a few things I have shown throughout my Scot Food Fort content, but I have finished all of that and purchased these ones myself - they are genuinely the best potatoes available! You can pick these new potatoes up in Waitrose, Whole Foods, ASDA, Lidl, Spar, Co-op and Iceland according to the website. (On a side note, I feel like I can't ever remember buying food in a Spar - is that actually a thing?! I feel like Spars are petrol station style shops that sell bottles of juice and polo mints, not potatoes!)
11. Pop your baby potatoes in a pot and put the lid on to boil for 12-15 minutes.
12. Drain the potatoes and slice in half, spreading between the amount of plates you have people to feed.
13. Remove the salmon from the oven and split into portions.
14. I was so pressed for time I didn't have any veg - but I feel like either broccoli or asparagus would be a good addition to this dish!
Voila quick, easy and hassle free family meal!

Don't forget to check out the rest of my Scot Food Fort content, and join in with Scottish Food Fortnight by using the hashtags #ScotFoodFort and #OneThingFortnight on social media!

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