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an Italian salmon recipe: orange fish packets





an Italian salmon recipe: honey, orange and thyme fish packets

an Italian salmon recipe: honey, orange and thyme fish packets

thanks to my always-into-something dad, yesterday I attended a semi-formal olive oil tasting party. and I can now tell you, step by step, how to attempt professional olive oil tasting.

the olive oil tasting night

Want to know how much Italians are into olive oil? Well, enough to have oil boutiques. Enough to have these boutiques offering more than 200 varieties. And enough to have olive oil tasting parties, with professionals, teaching you how to.

Thanks to my always-into-something dad (grazie papy), yesterday I attended one of these semi-formal tasting dinners. So, I can now tell you, step by step, how to attempt professional olive oil tasting.

thanks to my always-into-something dad, yesterday I attended a semi-formal olive oil tasting party. and I can now tell you, step by step, how to attempt professional olive oil tasting.

  1. serve a few tablespoons of each oil in small plastic cups (although I think I’ll use mini jars (cuter))
  2. display them from the lighter flavor to the strongest one
  3. hold the cup between your two hands, to lightly heat the oil and make it release flavors
  4. delicately dip the tip of your tongue in the oil and let some air into your mouth (this helps, not sure why :-)).
  5. try to feel different flavors: sweetness, bitterness and aftertastes
  6. try to guess and verify which oil tastes better with any or all of the following: beans, chickpeas, raw vegetables, different kinds of bread.

We also tasted three choco spreads, with olive oil instead of milk. Well, heaven. And icecream, same thing: olive oil instead of milk. Ginger. Yum.

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the Italian salmon recipe

Back to the moonlight project… the final recipe: an Italian salmon recipe with the mess-free fish packet technique.

I added honey, orange and thyme.

But first let me give another contribute to the Moonlight Project (recipes that help you sleep): here’s the list of all the food that helps your sleep, collected from all around the web.

salmon packets recipe
 
author:
recipe type: Main
cuisine: italian
serves: 2
ingredients
  • 2 salmon steaks
  • ½ an orange (organic, because you'll use the zest too)
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 4-5 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 inches of leek
  • parchment paper
how to
  1. Preheat oven to 320°F (160°C). Peel the orange zest (no white part) and thinly cut two slices of the orange. Slice the leek. Cut a rectangular piece of parchment paper (3-4 times the salmon steak).
  2. Mix well honey, olive oil and salt. Place the salmon fillet on the center of the paper, add one of the orange slices, 2 sprigs of thyme, half of the orange zest and leeks. Fold the upper and bottom part of the paper, then fold horizontally around the steak. Repeat with the second fillet, place them on an oven tray and bake for 15-17 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven, carefully tear off the paper and serve the salmon packets hot.

enjoy your healthy and sleepy salmon packets

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5 Comments

  1. This salmon looks delicious. I love salmon but always find cooking fish a little intimidating. These packets looks so simple though! I will have to give them a try.

  2. Looks amazing! Never tried orange and fish together but now i think i definitely should!

  3. Such a gorgeous sounding recipe! I’m a big fan of high quality olive oil too. I get mine delivered quarterly from the groves in Italy!

  4. mmmm, i have to try this one. I usually dont like fish, but salmon is an exception. and I adore oranges to the fishy dishes 🙂

  5. I am always looking for new, easy, delicious salmon recipes. I love this one!

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