Baked Salmon and Kale Wraps with Dill and Harissa

Salmon Kale

Beautiful green Tuscan kale and fresh atlantic salmon from the market along with deliriously happy dill growing in the garden were the inspiration for this recipe. The salmon fillets are wrapped in kale leaves with a little lemon and dill and then baked on a bed of more dill. To top off the salmon, a spoonful of homemade Harissa is added as a garnish. This dish is simple, fresh, delicious and healthy.

Salmon Kale Baked

Baked Salmon and Kale Wraps with Dill and Harissa


Other herbs or a combination may be substituted for dill; try parsley, mint or coriander. Fennel is another good substitute. Makes 8.

8 large kale leaves
Salt
Extra-virgin olive oil
1 large bunch dill sprigs with stems
1 lemon
4 thick salmon fillets, halved
Freshly ground black pepper

Harissa (Roasted Red Pepper and Chile Sauce)

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add kale leaves, and blanch briefly, 15 seconds. Transfer to ice water to cool. Drain and dry thoroughly on a kitchen towel.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat bottom of a baking pan with olive oil. Select 8 large dill sprigs without stems and set aside. Scatter remaining dill sprigs with stems over bottom of pan.
Cut lemon in half. Set one half aside. Remove the skin, pith and pits from the remaining half and cut in 4 slices. Cut each slice in half so there are 8 segments.
Brush salmon filets with olive oil. Sprinkle all over with salt and pepper. Top each filet half with a dill sprig and lemon slice. Place salmon on kale leaf. Wrap leave around salmon and place on dill in baking pan, seam side down. Repeat with remaining salmon and kale. Brush Salmon and Kale wraps with olive oil. Squeeze the reserved lemon half over each wrap. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
Bake in preheated 350 oven until salmon is cooked through, about 30 minutes.
Garnish salmon with a spoonful of Harissa. Serve with rice and additional sauce on the side.

11 responses to “Baked Salmon and Kale Wraps with Dill and Harissa

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  2. I love the idea of wrapping salmon fillets with kale – looks delicious!

  3. Beautiful! This is such a great idea, and I love each part of it. Must try!

  4. Chocolate Shavings: Thank you!
    lisaiscooking: Thanks, I hope you try it!

  5. Oh, I love salmon and kale and often cook them together – but never lke this! Definitely going to give this a go. The flavours sound wonderful!

  6. Jeanne,
    Thank you – please do try!

  7. Love your idea of serving salmon. I love eating salmon.

  8. Looks wonderful! I have kale in the garden waiting for a light frost. The cold enhances the flavor of the kale. On NPR they posted “this” recipe.
    http://www.npr.org/2011/09/06/140220680/confessions-of-a-sriracha-fanatic Deepening my search led to this site!

  9. It’s hard to imagine that something so healthy and visually beautiful could be so delicious, but I tried these last night. Amazing! Thanks for sharing this recipe, which will be a favorite for a long time!

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