one of fritz’s favorite foods is roasted salmon. weird, right? i’ve been buying him a little 1/2# chunk at the store each week and then roasting it up for him. i think he likes the flaky texture, though the flavor seems to knock his socks off too. i always splurge and get him wild alaskan sockeye salmon because wild salmon tastes better but also because it’s sustainable and we try to do our part. if you’d like to check and see if the fish you buy is sustainable, check out this awesome tool.
anyway, fritz gets his omega-3 fix all the time, so i try to make salmon for us at least once a week as well. this is another super easy meal that requires almost no hands on time, making it fritz friendly. the trick here is to cook everything at the same time on the same pan (papa fritz’s brilliant idea).
roasted salmon and vegetables with tzatziki
- 1 pound good quality wild alaskan sockeye salmon
- olive oil
- one large bunch broccoli
- 8 small new potatoes
- one package fage total 0% plain greek yogurt
- one english cucumber
- one small bunch dill
- one lemon
- salt and pepper
place parchment on a baking sheet and preheat the oven to 375. cut the potatoes into 1/4″ rounds and clean and trim the broccoli so that you just have florets (or stems if you like them, weirdo). place them on the parchment in groups and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper. toss with your fingers. pop into the oven for 15 minutes, then remove. toss the vegetables with a spatula. drizzle some olive oil onto the parchment and add the salmon, topping with a little salt and pepper. put this back into the oven and cook for an additional 25 minutes.
while everything is cooking make the tzatziki. peel, seed, and dice the cucumber into moderate chunks. mince the dill, and cut your lemon in half. mix the yogurt, cucumbers, dill, salt and pepper (to taste) and the juice of 1/2 the lemon together. let this sit until the food is done, check the seasoning and adjust as needed (if it’s too thick add more cucumbers or lemon juice). top the salmon with the tzatziki and enjoy!
notes: this may seem like a strange sauce for salmon, but it occurred to me that lamb is quite an overpowering (though delicious) meat and it can pull off a pairing with tzatziki, so why not a strong fish as well? i have to say, i’m a bloody genius. also, when you roast broccoli it takes on a brownish tint…don’t be turned off by this, it’s wonderful. also, this recipe is gluten free!