Fish baked with lemon and bay makes a simple supper
Use bay to protect delicate salmon from the heat of the oven, and to infuse it with its fragrant notes.
2 salmon steaks
2 bay leaves
1–2 lemons, thinly sliced (you’ll need 8 slices)
Preheat oven to 200C/Fan 180C/ 400F. Lay each piece of salmon on a piece of baking parchment, around 25cm square. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and then lay on bay leaves and lemon slices alternately and drizzle with a little olive oil. Fold the paper around each piece of fish and tie with string, then place on a baking tray and bake for 25 mins. Serve hot alongside a salad or with salad potatoes and green veg.
Turn to page 37 of January's The Simple Things for more bay recipes.