Now? All i have to do is take a 10-15 minute stroll to Yuen's Market at Fortitude Valley and there is a cheaper and wider range than Woolworths. One of the attractions is the whole Salmon which retails for AUD13.99 per kg. Filleted portions in the supermarket retails for AUD30 per kg.
Rewind back to New Years Eve, I decided to do a baked salmon, easy to prepare and cook. We went off to buy a 4kg salmon which cost me AUD52. They are friendly and will help you portion as required (i think) but all they had to do was to cut the head and take out the big bone in the middle and give me 2 nice half portioned fish.
So how many people can one fish feed? With the salmon being the main meal, half a salmon will easily eat for 5-6, if not more. What do you do with the other half? I portioned out 6 slices which would have easily cost me AUD50 to buy in the supermarket, what a saving!
Now to cook this simple salmon: Wrap it with foil and put as what you can see in the picture:
Dill (fresh, if not paste form)
Salt and pepper
Small chunks of butter here and there (if not use white wine, i didn't have any at home)
Cook it the conventional way of 180 degrees for 30-40 minutes or alternatively like what i did, i baked it at 130 degrees for 3 hours, the fish will not over cook and is cooked through perfectly. Very velvety and smooth, a brilliant party pleaser which takes absolutely no effort at all!