roasted salmon with figs.

08 September 2011

For dinner a few nights back, I found some beautiful salmon steaks at our grocery. I like fresh bright flavors with salmon and immediately thought of the touch that roasted figs might add to the fish. You've already heard about my love of fresh figs. Our backyard harvest continues and I've (still) been devouring the wonderful little fruits right off of the trees. In this recipe, the figs add just a slightly sweet and floral touch. Enjoy.

Roasted salmon steaks with figs

Sprinkle a roasting pan with a bit of olive oil. Lay down, one big bunch of green onions (washed, left whole), one handful of basil and sprinkle with salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Place your salmon steaks on top of the bed of greens, Surround the steaks with several figs, sliced in half and quartered lemons. Sprinkle with a bit more salt and pepper. Roast at 325 degrees until the salmon is opaque.

5 comments:

Angela said...

I opened up my email this morning (I'm a subscriber!) and I swear to you I started salivating. I am making this as soon as I can get the ingredients. I don't care that figs are $8 each (jkn). I wish I had a tree in the backyard!

OnePerfectDay said...

I've never seen or heard of this before, but it sounds intriguing!
The photo looks GREAT!!

Thomas said...

That sounds delicious.

Ken Benny said...

Yow. What a great combo. Mom and I will try it this weekend. I will garnish it with crumbled fig newtons.

Shelby from anewbohemia.com said...

@Angela: Thanks for subscribing! A fig tree in the backyard is an amazing feature. I just told my daughter that wherever we move to next, I will be planting a fig tree upon arrival! :)

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