Simple Salmon and Dill with Baked New Potatoes

For the past two weeks we’ve been sniveling, sneezing, moping and so forth. And thats just those who haven’t had the flu jab. Those who have had the flu jab complain of feeling really unwell which makes me wonder what the point of it is. Anyway this dish is designed to imbibe the senses with health and well-being and banish unpleasantness and illness until, oh I don’t know, Christmas Day, probably.


  • Two tail-end fillets (checked for horrible pin bones!)
  • A bunch of fresh dill
  • Honey
  • English mustard
  • Olive oil
  • Clove of garlic, chopped
  • Small piece of ginger, grated
  • Butter
  • Glass of white wine
  • Brown sugar
  • Soy sauce

To Serve

  • New potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots (cut into batons)

So easy!

First off get some foil and line a baking tray. Drizzle some olive oil onto the foil and then place the salmon in the tray. Combine the wine, sugar, honey and soy sauce in a bowl and pour over the salmon. Spread the salmon with the garlic and ginger.

Chop up the dill in a bowl and sprinkle over the salmon:

Add some wine and dot with butter (I mean you might as well, any pretence of being healthy went out the window as soon as I started sloshing wine, honey, soy sauce and all the other things in)

Let that lot marinade while you get the sides ready. Get another tray with foil and coat your potatoes in oil. Pop them in the oven for about 30 mins. With 15 mins to go add the fish, having covered with foil. Take the foil off with about five mins to go to let the top brown a bit. There is nothing worse than dried out fish so don’t let it stay in too long!

Serve with carrots and broccoli. You may want to add additional buttery bits to liven the veg up.

If you like drizzle some of the saucy juices over the top for a bit more kick:

Mmm this is gagging for a glass of vino isn’t it?

31 thoughts on “Simple Salmon and Dill with Baked New Potatoes

  1. More butter, more better. Not everyone likes salmon. I learned the hard way when my sister-in-law refused to eat any of a beautiful whole side of slamon I had grilled to perfection. “I don’t do salmon,” she said. She has never been back.

  2. Trust every one is feeling better. I have some picky eaters, and for some reason, they love salmon. I hadn’t thought of the ginger, soy sauce, and brown sugar.

  3. Looks wonderful! I am one of those who won’t get a flu shot anymore. I had a reaction 2 years ago where my eyes swelled and got itchy, my whole body hurt and I could barely move my legs they hurt so bad. Going up and down stairs was a challenge. So I’m terrified to get another one for fear of what my reaction might be the next time. I’ll make your salmon instead.

  4. Salmon and dill is one of my favorite combinations. This looks really yummy!

    And I hear you about the flu shot; I’m a little skeptical about injecting something in me that will give me flu-like symptoms. Doesn’t sound right, does it?

  5. Nice combination of flavors, and you are absolutely right that there are only few things more horrible than dried out fish! Good idea to use the foil when cooking salmon at the same time as the potatoes (which need more direct heat to cook).

  6. Looks beautiful & happy to see that you’re adding that nice healthy broccoli on the side. I just made a salmon dish last night with lost of mustard & garlic – it was good but I wish I had caught this before & given it a try. Next time…ginger, soy, honey, wine – I don’t see how you can go wrong. So did it make everyone healthy again?

    • Yes Jersey Royals are the best but well out of season now – I’ve even seen ‘baby new potatoes’ I think we call potatoes that you can scrub the skin off as opposed to peeling as new…

  7. I love the simple recipes; especially for fish. I like the honey and ginger additions. Delicious dinner! Hope you feel better soon 🙂

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