I sure don't think I was born to cook, or bake for that matter. However, I do appreciate the art of cooking, and as I get older I am realizing that cooking can be very satisfying. I want to pass along to you, my super simple recipes for a night in. Whether it's just you and a glass of wine or you and a party of 6, this dish works.

The recipe I am going to provide for you is easy and simple on all fronts, from labour to ingredients to serving. I have grown to really love to cook this dish and is soo healthy to eat, so here you go!

Simple Salmon
Many people are afraid to cook fish, mostly because they aren't quite sure how to cook it, or what it tastes good with. But don't fret. Fish is probably the easiest meal to cook with low prep time and no real room for error. Here's what you will need:
  • 5 ounces of Salmon per diner (fresh salmon is the best to use, and very affordable)
  • 1 Small/large Round Red Onion (depending on how many ppl you are cooking for)
  • 1 Lemon (depending on how many people)
  • white wine
  • olive oil
  • assorted herbs (can be either fresh or dried)
  • A dash of course salt and fresh ground pepper
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Oven preheated to 375 degrees
  • 1/2 cup of rice per person (whatever rice tickles your fancy)
With the aluminum foil make a pocket and put the salmon inside the pocket (shiny side on the inside), pour a good amount of white wine & olive oil on top of the salmon.

Cut onion in large round slices and place about 2 big round slices her piece of salmon, on top of the salmon.

Cut up the lemon so that there are 2 lemon wheels, on top of each piece of salmon. Put a dash of salt, pepper and herbs. See picture above.

Secure the aluminum foil pocket with all the ingredients inside the pocket and put in the fridge for about 1 hour before putting in the oven or just put directly in oven. Cook at about 30-40 minutes at 375 Degrees - open it up and take a look at the Salmon. Some people prefer it well done and others medium rare, so whatever you like do check out the fish every 20 minutes or so.

Cook up the rice, and when the salmon is ready to take out of oven, serve salmon with onion and more fresh lemon on top of the rice (of your choice).

Serve with a slightly chilled glass of Sauvignon blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc, or even a Pinot Noir/Gamay or Syrah.

You will love the colours on the plate from the purple to the pink, to the yellow of the lemon. The dish will look pleasant to the eye, and taste delish!

Pour yourself or everyone a glass of wine, light a candle,
throw on some jazz and enjoy!