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Wednesday 21st February 2007

Baked Fillet of Akaroa Salmon with Capers, Chives and Sweet Chili Sauce

I haven’t a lot to say tonight…

I can say and no doubt it is probably quite obvious that I am struggling to complete the posts I dream up and want to share. I had hoped to share some pancakes with you yesterday for Shrove Tuesday, and to have seduced you all for Sugar High Friday, but to no avail.
Hopefully I’ll be organised sufficiently to show you, Jeanne and the ‘waiter’ what is in my pies, in the next few days as I have two scrummy contenders…

However all I have to offer and say is this spur of the moment recipe was really rather delicious, but with quality produce like this, it is hard to go wrong!
I simply served this, my Baked Fillet of Akaroa Salmon with Capers, Chives and Sweet Chili Sauce with some buttered new potatoes and a garden fresh green salad.

Baked Salmon

Mmmm yummy!

Baked Salmon

Side of Salmon in his raw state, before hitting the oven.

Baked Salmon

  • Baked Fillet of Akaroa Salmon with Capers, Chives and Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 side of Fresh Akaroa Salmon, fillet (approximately 800 grams) pin bones removed
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of salted capers, rinsed and roughly chopped
  • A small bunch of fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of sweet Thai chili sauce, or fresh some chili chopped
  • The grated zest of one lemon, and the lemon sliced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Place the salmon in a lined baking dish and score a few slashes into the flesh.
  2. Rub the capers, chives, chili sauce, lemon zest and pepper into the salmon and let stand for 20 minutes.
  3. Top with the sliced lemon and cover the dish with baking paper and foil
  4. Bake the salmon at 180 degrees C for 8 to 20 minutes, around 8 minutes for rare, 20 minutes for well done and cooked through.
  5. NB: Cooking times will vary depending upon the size and thickness of the fillet.
  6. This recipe can also be cooked on your BBQ or grill.

Baked Salmon

Cooked to perfection!

Baked Salmon

All lined up and ready for my mouth!


Filed under Canterbury, Fish


  1. fantastic serving, bron!!

    arfi — Wednesday 21st February 2007 10:02 pm

  2. I don’t think you could go wrong no matter what you made, looks delicious!

    Brilynn — Thursday 22nd February 2007 4:14 am

  3. YUM!

    Paul — Thursday 22nd February 2007 1:28 pm

  4. This looks wonderful! Stunning pictures.

    Chris — Thursday 22nd February 2007 3:36 pm

  5. Looks way too good to be true! Look at the beautiful pink flesh of that salmon! Must’ve been a yummy meal!

    Ellie — Thursday 22nd February 2007 10:30 pm

  6. that looks really good!

    toasted — Thursday 22nd February 2007 11:08 pm

  7. Ooooh, I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting salmon recipes! My standby is to cover salmon fillets in a mixture of olive oil, honey and soy sauce, but this sounds like a fantastic alternative. And your pictures are quite sublime :)

    Jeanne — Friday 23rd February 2007 3:26 am

  8. Goodness, this look so suculent and beautiful! I want this for dinner tonight!

    Dianka — Friday 23rd February 2007 9:16 am

  9. I don’t have much to say either, just
    Wish I’d been at the table!

    Tanna — Friday 23rd February 2007 9:46 am

  10. Looks great Bron!

    Bruno — Friday 23rd February 2007 10:30 am

  11. Yours is one of my favorite sites - I can always count on luscious photos and delicious recipes. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy — Friday 23rd February 2007 3:22 pm

  12. Bron, your salmon looks great. I think sweet, spicy chili sounds fantastic with a rich, fatty fish like salmon. It all sounds perfect with a little salad.

    rob — Friday 23rd February 2007 3:39 pm

  13. Lovely salmon recipe! I can see this going well with other fish too…thanks for posting it. We all need “spur of the moment” recipes like this!

    joey — Friday 23rd February 2007 4:39 pm

  14. Yum, thanks for the recipe. Seattle is the land of salmon so it will go to good use.

    peabody — Friday 23rd February 2007 11:21 pm

  15. I don’t beleive I’ve seen salmon look so lovely before. Thanks for the light and delicious recipe.

    Susan from Food "Blogga" — Sunday 25th February 2007 8:11 am

  16. The salmon in your pictures looks DELICIOUS! We tried this yesterday, but failed to follow your instructions and ended up with the salmon being a bit too bland for our taste. But that’s what you get when you don’t carefully read your instructions… I think that the fact that we didn’t let it sit for 20 mins before baking made all the difference. Will try again, definitely, with the correct recipe!
    Your recipes and photos are all gorgeous!

    oliivia — Friday 16th March 2007 8:54 pm

  17. Mmm… looks really nice. No doubt it would taste good too…

    Windy — Thursday 14th June 2007 8:49 pm

  18. Wow.. Yummy.. Those photos really made me hungry. I’m a salmon lover and these recipes are quite new to me. Thanks for sharing. I’ll give this a try this weekend.

    Dan — Saturday 15th December 2007 12:34 pm

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