Sweet Pepper and Dill Salmon with Buttery Dill Rice

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When it comes to explosive taste, this Sweet Pepper and Dill Salmon with Buttery Dill Rice has it all! Not only is it the healthiest meal to enjoy guilt-free, but also, so quick to make, in a few simple steps, you can serve up a fulfilling dish to your family and friends.

The mix of flavour from the lemons and unique spices used, complement the salmon really well, giving you a melt-in-the-mouth meal, sorted in less that half an hour!



Baked to perfection

Served with Dill rice and tasty salad, this is definitely a go-to recipe to make in less than 30 minutes.
Served up in less than an hour, absolutely delicious!

Why choose Salmon?

I’m sure we all aim to fit in a healthy balanced diet on top of everything else we get through in our week, and this includes 2 portions of fish!

Salmon is actually one of the most nutritious foods on this planet loaded with so many nutrients and health benefits, you will be getting so much more than just delicious taste! It is such a versatile fish, widely available and best of all, this fatty fish, actually reduces certain risk factors for several diseases.

It is a great source of protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats!


How To Best Serve Your Dish

I personally love my fish with some fresh and tasty complementary salad and deliciously fluffy Dill Rice to go with it, both quick and easy to make.

To cook my rice, I used the organic Kallo stock cube to keep this dish super healthy. It is made from 100% natural ingredients, organic vegetables and the finest herbs, but still ensuring the very best taste, it never lets me down!

You can also add 1 tablespoon of butter or ghee when cooking your rice for extra taste and flavour 🙂

I like to keep my salad simple with this Sweet Pepper and Dill Salmon with Buttery Dill Rice dish. I finely chopped my cucumbers and tomatoes, added lemon slices and used fresh rocket leaves. You can’t get any simpler than that right? But these few ingredients make the perfect side salad to go with the dish, complementing both the taste and a very attractive serving dish!


Fish, salad and rice.. the perfect combination!

A combination of explosive taste and flavours to create the perfect dish for your guests.
Lemon slices work wonders with salmon

How to make your rice?

For this recipe, I used exactly two cups of Basmati Rice to make my Dill Rice with two and a half cups of water, added together with one vegetable stock cube. For the vegetable stock cube, I used the organic Kallo stock, which is a very healthy version, with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Let the rice, water and stock cube cook together and you’re good to go.

As an optional step, you can add a tablespoon of butter or ghee to make your rice super delicious and fluffy.


Special special special thanks

I have three people to thank when it comes to this recipe, number one is my mum. While sitting together and talking about food, as we do, I asked her what is the one thing that goes well with fish, and she said dill. There was a light bulb moment 💡 and that’s when I ran off with the idea of buttery dill rice with Turkish sweet pepper paste dill salmon.

Secondly, thanking those of you who have been requesting seafood recipes, because this one truly turned out epic!

Thirdly, a huge thank you and a around of applause for my husband who patiently sat there and watched me eat quite a bit of this while I filmed it to share with you haha! Not only was it entertaining but his level of patience certainly reached new heights. 


Ingredients

For your salmon:

  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Dried dill
  • Pup biber (Aleppo Pepper)
  • Turmeric
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Sweet Pepper paste
  • Salmon

To make your rice:

  • Basmati Rice
  • Water
  • Vegetable stock cube
  • Butter or Ghee – optional

For your salad:

  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes
  • Rocket leaves
  • Lemon
The ingredients you need to make your Sweet Pepper and Dill Salmon with Buttery Dill Rice.

Step by Step

Start by mixing the oil with minced garlic, sweet pepper paste and all the spices, dried dill, pul biber, turmeric, black pepper and salt to form a paste. Line up the salmon on a baking tray and spread the paste on top of the salmon.

Start by mixing the oil with minced garlic, sweet pepper paste and all the spices, dried dill, pup biber, turmeric, black pepper and salt to form a paste.  Line up the salmon on a baking tray and spread the paste on top of the salmon.

Apply the mixture generously to all the salmon pieces.

Apply the mixture generously to all the salmon pieces.

Add sliced lemon on top of the salmon pieces and put the baking tray in a preheated oven to bake for 15 minutes.

Add sliced lemon on top of the salmon pieces and put the baking tray in a preheated oven to bake for 15 minutes.

While your salmon is cooking, you can start to prep your ingredients for your rice and side salad. Cook your rice and chop up the tomatoes and cucumbers, lemon slices and add rocket leaves for your salad. Assemble your serving plate.

Serve up and enjoy!


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know my salmon is ready?

Depending on the thickness of your salmon, it usually cooks best between 12 and 20 minutes. You can usually tell from the colour of the flesh looking somewhat opaque.

What can I serve with salmon?

Salmon can be served with any type of rice or salad, a mix of vegetables or basically, anything you desire!

How long does this dish take to make?

Overall, this dish can be cooked in less than 30 minutes ready to serve up and enjoy.


If you do make this recipe, please tag me on Pinterest or Instagram so I can see! It’s my favorite thing to scroll through stories and see what you are all making.

And of course feel free to leave any questions, comments, or reviews! This is the best place to reach me, and I’d love to hear from you 🙂


Recipes to try out

Sweet Pepper and Dill Salmon with Buttery Dill Rice

Servings: 5

Ingredients

For your rice

Instructions

  1. Start by mixing the oil with minced garlic, sweet pepper paste and all the spices, dried dill, pup biber, turmeric, black pepper and salt to form a paste. Line up the salmon on a baking tray and spread the paste on top of the salmon.

  2. Apply the mixture generously to all the salmon pieces.

  3. Add sliced lemon on top of the salmon pieces and put the baking tray in a preheated oven to bake for 15 minutes.

  4. While your salmon is cooking, you can start to prep your ingredients for your side rice and salad. Cook your rice and chop up the tomatoes and cucumbers, lemon slices and add rocket leaves for your salad. Assemble your serving plate.

  5. Serve up and enjoy!

How to cook your rice

  1. Mix together your Basmati Rice with two and a half cups of water, and one vegetable stock cube. 

  2. Let the rice, water and stock cube cook together.

  3. *Optional* Add a tablespoon of butter or ghee to make your rice super delicious and fluffy.

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I'm Nelly, the recipes I share here are inspired by the people, cultures and places beloved to me. Peanutswirls represents my love for food, cooking and hosting. I hope to share with you a taste of the Middle East influnced by my upbringing in the West.

I can't wait to see what we cook together.

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