baked salmon fillets with a lemon chive sauce

4 salmon fillets skin on but carefully remove any bones (I find tweezers work well for this task)
salt and freshly ground black pepper

lemon chive sauce
¼ cup sour cream
¼ cup thick mayonnaise (Best Foods or homemade thick real mayonnaise)
¼ cup chopped fresh chives
juice and grated rind of a lemon
1 teaspoon dijon style smooth mustard
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

for the sauce
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl - season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate (can be prepared one day ahead).

for the salmon
Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a large baking sheet with tinfoil - spray with non stick olive oil spray. Arrange salmon on foil - also spray the salmon fillets with olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bake until just cooked through - about 15 minutes. Transfer to serving plates and serve the sauce alongside.

Garnish with chives and fresh chive flowers - these are completely edible and add a snazzy splash of colour and texture.


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