Recipe Review: I would never have thought you could roast a radish, but we did and it was delicious! The combination of flavours was perfect. This recipe was easy to prepare and relatively quick too. We added some lightly blanched fresh green beans.
Cooking time: 40 – 50 minutes Serves: 4
Preheat oven: 220°C
- Olive oil cooking spray*
- 8 shallots, halved lengthwise, roots left intact and outer layer discarded
- 18 radishes, trimmed and halved lengthwise (if large, quartered)
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt**
- Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 1 sprig thyme
- 2 oranges
- 4 boneless salmon fillets, skin on
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint or basil***
1. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray. Place shallots and radishes on baking sheet, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt and pepper. Toss to combine, and then spread in a single layer. Add rosemary and thyme and roast in centre of oven for 12 minutes, stirring once.
2. Thinly slice 1 orange. Push vegetables to edges of baking sheet and place salmon in centre, skin side down. Season with remaining 1/4 tsp salt and pepper. Cover each fillet with 1 or 2 orange slices. Return baking sheet to oven and cook until salmon is opaque at thickest part, 15 to 17 minutes.
3. Zest remaining 1 orange; set zest aside. Halve orange
4. Remove baking sheet from oven. Discard roasted orange slices. Using a spatula, lift salmon fillets away from their skin; discard skin. Divide salmon among 4 plates. Squeeze juice from 1 orange half over salmon (save remaining half for another use). Discard herb sprigs and transfer shallot-radish mixture to a medium bowl. Toss with orange zest and mint. Divide among plates with salmon and serve.
* I hate cooking spray. Mainly because it ends up in the air and creating greasy residue around the kitchen. I just brushed on a little oil instead.
** As mentioned previously, I generally don’t add salt and pepper to our food at home.
*** Simon and I decided that this choice is somewhat seasonally driven. We think during winter Basil would work best and summer Mint would be perfect.