|4||Salmon steaks, 3/4" thick|
|Fresh parsley, chives, mint,|
|Lemon thyme and tarragon - (or herbs of your choice)|
Choose a gratin or baking dish which will take the steaks side by side and use some of the butter to grease it thickly. Put the fish into it and season with a squeeze of lemon, a generous grinding of black pepper and a little salt. Cover and set aside in a cool place until ready to cook.
To cook, simply dot the fish with the remaining butter, cover with foil and bake at 375-400 F (190-200 C) gas mark 5-6 for 20 to 25 minutes until the fish is hot and tender. While it cooks, chop coarsely and mix together heady handfuls of aromatic herbs. I would probably use something like 8 tablespoons parsley, 6 of chives, 4 of mint and no more than 2 teaspoons each of lemon thyme and tarragon. You may prefer to use a little dill or fennel in place of tarragon, or to concoct some quite different cocktail of your own.
Scatter nearly half the herbs on a warm serving dish and lay the fish steaks on a bed of herbs. Scatter more herbs over the fish, spoon on the buttery cooking juices then the remaining herbs. Serve with wedges of lemon