Through part of my childhood, my father worked at a distribution warehouse for a chain of grocery stores in western Canada. Sometimes he would come home with interesting things such as stickers off of exotic sounding fruit like lychee, granadilla or dragon fruit. Occasionally we would be surprised with something even better. Something that was not for my sticker book, but for us to eat! I can recall an untrusting feeling as though I was being tricked into an unpleasant experience when he told me to just pop a whole kumquat in my mouth rather than cautiously tasting it first. This is however, exactly how one should eat a kumquat.
We bought a container of organic kumquats from Choices while we were in Vancouver last week. While we enjoyed them while we were away some of them made their way home with us. Puttering around the kitchen a few days after returning home trying to figure out what to put on the salmon filets I had defrosted for dinner, my searches for a lemon led me to our small stash of kumquats.
I've never been one to enjoy any sort of plain-jane fish. Maybe the Costco sized container of lemon pepper seasoning my mom kept in the kitchen while we were growing up might have had something to do with it. But this meal is just that- with a twist. A simple sprinkle of sea salt & black pepper, a dusting of dried dill... and citrus. Because a kumquat is best enjoyed whole (skin & all!) using them like this is ideal. I feel that most diners would remove their slices of lemon from a traditionally prepared fish before indulging, but kumquats can be consumed within a bite of perfectly cooked salmon.
2 wild pink salmon filets
sprinkle of dill
sea salt & pepper to taste
4 organic kumquats
Preheat your oven to 350F.
Sprinkle the salmon filets lightly with sea salt, pepper & dill and place them skin side down on an oiled baking sheet.
Bake for 7 minutes or so before checking for doneness. Continue baking if a deeper color remains in the middle of the filet.
Serve with wakame brown rice pasta and green beans if you wish.
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