Salmon helps fight illnesses… and this slow roasted salmon with smoked salmon rollups is a double dose of salmon!
This is truly a simple recipe. It only looks a little fancy because when I was done with my go-to simple slow roasted salmon, I rolled up some smoked salmon and put it on top. One of my favorite sushi rolls at our local Japanese restaurant is a fresh salmon roll with smoked salmon inside. So, when I opened my fridge and I saw a package of smoked salmon, the lightbulb went on over my head…. hmmmm….. this has got to be good…. And, it really is!
My son just graduated from college and is back in New York with us, which makes me very happy. Ever since he was a child, I have made sure to always have a package of smoked salmon in the fridge for him. It’s no different now, even though he’s all grown up. So, we ate his lox and it was awesome paired with this juicy slow-roasted salmon. Now, slow roasted salmon with smoked salmon rollups will be a staple in my kitchen, even if it does mean there may not be any left for him…
Even if you don’t want to use the smoked salmon, trust me when I tell you that the method in this recipe is the way you should always cook your salmon. It keeps the fish moist and flavorful; you can’t get it better in any restaurant. Trust me on this…
Unless, of course you use my other favorite salmon recipe: Roasted Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner.
Here are some of the ways this recipe can heal you:
Salmon is the perfect food to nourish the blood and the yin. It’s especially great for women because it raises fertility levels by promoting a healthy endometrial lining. Salmon is also great for anyone who is in need of additional iron. Be sure to buy wild salmon because the levels of mercury are lower than in farmed salmon. This beautiful fish also contains large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, making it a good food source to combat breast cancer, Alzheimer’s, asthma, depression and diabetes. Lately there’s also been a lot of evidence that salmon is great at reducing intestinal inflammation and that it’s also good for your joints and muscles.
Dill is considered a chemoprotective herb that can help neutralize some carcinogens and it’s also an antibacterial herb.
Lemons are good for your digestion, they help detoxify your body, they balance your pH, and they act as an antibacterial. They also can soothe a sore throat, lessen a cough, and hydrate the body.
- 1 lb salmon fillet
- sea salt and black pepper
- 1 cup fresh dill (use the whole fronds; no need to chop)
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 oz smoked salmon, thinly sliced and rolled up
- Preheat the oven to 200°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the fish, skin-side-down, on the paper.
- Season the fish with salt and pepper.
- Arrange the lemon slices and dill on top of the salmon.
- Drizzle the oil on top.
- Roast until the salmon is still a bit rare in the center, about 30 minutes.
- Cut the fish into serving portions and top with the smoked salmon rollups.