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15th Apr 2020

Here’s how to whip up a gorgeous salmon roast for two

Brian Dillon

Easter dinner featuring Irish salmon from Lidl

Looking to shake things up with a salmon roast this weekend? This Roasted Salmon Darnes dish looks absolutely delightful.

We’re teaming up with Lidl to show you how to prepare it perfectly, using salmon sourced from Irish waters, no less.

This is an ideal recipe if you’re having dinner at home with bae.

Here’s how to serve up Roasted Salmon Darnes:

  • Grab your ingredients: 2 salmon darnes, 2 tsp olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6
  • Line a small roasting tray with parchment paper. Place the salmon darnes onto the roasting tray skin side down. Drizzle oil then season with sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • Place in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until golden and cooked through. The flesh should easily flake apart

Although the salmon is going to be the glorious star of the show, we know you’re going to want all the delicious trimmings to go with it. You can get everything you need in your nearest Lidl.

For absolutely stunning roast potatoes to go with your salmon roast (cooked in 45 minutes), follow these steps:

  • Peel 1.5kg of potatoes and cut them in half
  • Add 4 tbsp of olive oil and sea salt
  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7
  • Place the potatoes in a steamer over a pot of boiling water on medium heat until they have softened
  • Place a tray with the oil in the oven for 5 minutes to heat
  • Once cooked, shake to break and soften the edges
  • Tip the potatoes into the tray and roast for 30 minutes, season and toss halfway through

To serve up some super tasty honey and thyme roasted carrots to go with your salmon roast, follow these steps:

  • Grab 500g carrots and add 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, bashed, 2 sprigs thyme, 1 tbsp honey, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7
  • Peel the carrots halved lengthways and cut into 5cm chunks
  • Bash the garlic with the side of a knife
  • Toss the carrots in the oil on a tray along with the garlic and thyme. Season and place into the oven for 25-30 minutes until softened and golden
  • Drizzle in honey and return to the oven for another 10 minutes

When cooking up a storm for your salmon roast, make sure to use quality Irish ingredients available in Lidl. Because you deserve nothing less!

Feeling inspired? You’ll find all of the ingredients you need and more at Lidl. Check out their website for more roast dinner inspiration.

For mouth-watering roast beef inspiration, click here. And to find out how to perfectly prepare and serve Irish lamb, head here.