Cooking Fish In Your Halogen Oven
This is absolutely one of my “go-to ” recipes, which I use at least once, sometimes twice, a week. It has very minimal preparation time, is healthy – and it tastes good too!
I can have the simple version of this cooking within 10 minutes of getting in from work, and 25 minutes later, it’s on the plate and ready to eat.
It will work with just about any type of fish fillet, but I tend to use salmon. It’s cheap, tasty and good for you.
If you do decide to use some other type of fish fillet, you might be able to cut down on the cooking time. It kind of depends on the thickness and the weight of the fillet you’re using. However, if in doubt, stick with 25 minutes cooking time. The fillet won’t dry out as it will be sealed in foil and cooking in its own juices.
When you’re done, you can serve it up on a bed of lettuce, with rice or with some nice new potatoes. Whatever suits you best.
And if you want to cook 3 or 4 fillets instead of two, just add another 5 or 10 minutes to the cooking time – depending upon the weight and thickness of the fillets you’re using.
- Fish fillets x 2
- 1 Lemon
- 1 packet of fish seasoning, dried herbs, lemon and herb rub – as you prefer.
(you can just stop here if you want – the additional veg is definitely optional!)
- 1 large onion. (optional)
- 1 large bell pepper. (optional)
- 3 or 4 large mushrooms. (optional)
Other possibilities include cherry tomatoes, olives or courgettes. Experiment a little and see what you like best.
Cut 8 thin slices of lemon and lay 4 of them on a sheet of baking foil or baking parchment.
Place each fillet on top of two lemon slices, and place two of the remaining slices on each fillet.
Grind a little black pepper and sea salt over the fillets and lightly dust with dried herbs or pre-packed rub, whatever you prefer.
Optional – peel and chop up the onions, pepper and mushrooms and scatter them over and around the fillets.
Seal the baking foil or parchment and place in your halogen oven, on the low rack.
Set the timer to 25 minutes and the temperature to 200 C / 400 F.
Come back when you hear the bell ping and remove the fish. If you’ve gone for the option with vegetables that will probably be more than enough – but you can also serve with potatoes or rice, whatever you like.
It takes about 35 minutes from start to finish, which makes it a great meal to prepare when you’ve just got home from work and you’re short of time.
Even Quicker Salmon Fillets In The Halogen Oven
Personally, I think that 35 minutes, including prep time is pretty good. However, the short video below shows you how a professional cook can get the job done even faster!