Saturday 23 January 2010

Recipe - Fragrant Salmon served with a crispy salad and mini naans

I call this fragrant salmon since the spices, especially the coriander seeds, makes the entire kitchen smell so good while you're cooking.

Salmon is one of my all time favourites. Not only is it very tasty, it is also very versatile and fairly quick to cook. It can be made into a very quick and easy dish or you can spend some time and make something very fancy.

This time I just made a quick crunchy salad and had some mini naans with it but you could as well serve this with some wild rice, couscous or whatever takes your fancy.

This is a quick recipe so I shall keep my ramblings short too...

Ingredients (serves 4)
2 tomatoes, de-seeded and diced
1 red onion, diced
1/2 cucumber, de-seeded and diced
Fresh coriander, chopped
1 red chili, de-seeded (if you're wimpy :) ) and sliced

4 salmon fillets, skin on
Juice of 1 lime
2 tsp freshly ground coriander seeds
2 tsp whole cumin seeds

Mini naans, to serve

Combine all the ingredients for the salad and let the flavours mingle while you prepare the rest.

Pre-heat the oven to 190c.

Once the oven is heated drizzle the salmon fillets with the lime juice, rub with the spices and season.

Put some oiled tinfoil on a baking tray and put the salmon fillets on that. Cook in the oven for 8 - 10 minutes.

Serve with the salad and mini naans.


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