This chilli-covered salmon with spinach is elegant. Spicy. Simple. Delicious. What more can you want out of a dinner?
50 g butter or olive oil
650 g salmon, in pieces
salt and pepper
125 ml mayonnaise or sour cream
1 tbsp chili paste
30 g parmesan cheese, grated
450 g fresh spinach
Preheat the oven to 200°C.
Grease a baking dish with half of the butter. Season the salmon with salt and pepper, and place in the baking dish, skin-side down.
Mix mayonnaise, chilli paste and parmesan cheese and spread on the salmon filets.
Bake for 15–20 minutes, or until the salmon is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
Meanwhile, sauté the spinach in remaining butter until it’s wilted, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve immediately with the oven-baked salmon.