1 kilogram salmon fillet, skin on
4 bay leaves
This recipe was inspired by my aunt Morela, who is my grandmother’s sister and the family’s head chef. My grandmother has nine siblings and they are all great cooks, but Morela is considered the star. Her magic hands make anything taste delicious. Anytime we get together for Sunday lunch at her house, at least 50 people show up. That is because she has seven children, and everyone brings their significant other or an extra friend whose eyes light up when they hear that Tía Morela is there. She has inspired me so much, and has had a huge impact in my life and on my cooking. I mostly remember her creative salmon recipes. Dear Tía, I hope you like my Kiwi–Latino salmon.
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Place salmon on a baking dish lined with non-stick baking paper. Make several cuts along the fillet, being careful not to cut too deeply. Tuck bay leaves, garlic halves and lemon slices into the cuts ...