Saturday, 23 June 2018

Saturday Satisfaction (1) - Salmon on Asparagus with Ricotta and Basil

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and I cook from scratch almost every day. We do order the occasional takeout, and we do like eating out every now and then, but I love cooking.

It's like meditation for me. When I'm anxious, I cook. When I'm stressed, I cook. When I'm bored, I cook. I'm sure my partner loves that about me.

I often browse Pinterest for recipes and then slightly change them. Sometimes, I try and create my own recipes, but so far I'm mostly imitating recipes, I've tried before and attempt to put my own spin on them.

This here is a recipe with asparagus, salmon and ricotta and basil, and it's a quick dish that only takes about 30-40 minutes to make.

This is a bowl of ricotta, a bunch of chopped basil, three garlic cloves which I sliced thinly, salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne pepper to taste. I added the juice of half a lemon, mixed it all and left it in the fridge for a few hours so it could infuse.

This is the dish ready to go into the oven. I spread the ricotta mix on top of the salmon (skinless, I spread it over where the skin used to be) and placed it on the asparagus. I blanched the asparagus for five minutes in boiling water before doing that, just to make sure they'll definitely be soft. Added salt and pepper to the salmon as well.
Oven: 180°C fan (or 200°C/390F) for 20-25 minutes.

I also made some brown rice according to the package, 40 grams per person, and added a 100 grams of frozen peas to the pan five minutes before the rice was done and mixed it in. Tada.



  1. This sounds so easy to make and looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing!

    1. It's really delicious :) Thank you for stopping by.