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1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced, 1/4 cup fennel fronds reserved
1 lemon, lime or ½ large orange
Salt & pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
4 fresh salmon fillets, about 6 oz each
1 tbsp chopped dill or a thinly sliced spring onion, optional
Preheat broiler to medium temperature and set shelf to the middle of the oven.
Place fennel into a large mixing bowl with 1-2 Tbsp of fennel fronds or chopped dill/sliced spring onion. Set some of the fennel fronds aside for garnishing later.
Zest the citrus fruit, adding it to the bowl with salt, pepper & olive oil.Then slice half the citrus into thin slices, and squeeze the juice out of the remaining half.
Add to bowl & toss together well. Spread the citrus fennel onto a large baking tray.Lay salmon fillets onto the tray and season everything generously with salt & pepper.
Put under the broiler until the fish is browned at the edges & just cooked through. (About 8-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of your salmon pieces.) Garnish with reserved fennel fronds and serve immediately.
Note: You could also bake in the oven at 400F. If so, roast the fennel for about 25 minutes before adding the fish for about 10-12 minutes. The fish will not brown like when it is grilled, but should be very moist and tender. The exact timing will depend on the thickness of the fillet, but it should flake easily with a fork.