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Scottish Recipes - Baked Salmon with Tarragon

As an Island nation, Scotland is nto only surrounded by water by has a collection of magnificient fishing rivers. Many of these rivers contain wild salmon and this recipe is based on the fresh, healthy produce of Scotlands rivers. This recipe, at one time, would have been the domain of the wealthy but salmon is now much more affordable, although fresh rather than farmed is best.

1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
4 Salmon Fillets
1 (Small) Chopped Onion
2 rashers of bacon, diced

Pre heat oven to 400F or Gas mark 6. Melt the butter in a pan and cook the onion until soft but not browned. Add the tarragon and bacon and cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes, stirring in the lemon juice, in small amounts.

Place a large piece of buttered kitchen foil into an ovenproof dish and place on it the 4 salmon fillets evenly spaced. Cover the fillets with the bacon, onion etc. mixture. Fold the foil to make a parcel and place in oven.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

This recipe should serve 4 people.

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