An easy, colorful and elegant salmon dinner with a wonderful combination of sweet and spicy that will have your taste buds tingling. Who knew strawberries and salmon were so amazing together!
I’ve created a simple rub for the fish and the salad is a matter of chopping and tossing. It doesn’t get much easier really.
The ingredients are a little quirky but when I saw a recipe online for coriander roasted strawberries I knew this would work with my favorite fish as well. I’m here to testify that they are a fantastic combination and I loved it!
This method of cooking is going to give you melt-in-your mouth deliciousness. You’ll want to use a good pan, preferably cast-iron. I have regular cast iron as well as enamel-coated cast iron pans that I use for almost everything. You’re going to sear it briefly on high heat then pop it into the oven for a few minutes and presto – dinner is served!
Sweet Hot Coriander Salmon with Strawberry Tomato Salad
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 5 ounce pieces of wild salmon
- 1.5 tsp coriander
- 1.5 tsp brown sugar
- 1.5 tsp chili powder
- 1.5 tsp Sriracha sauce
- sea salt
STRAWBERRY TOMATO SALAD (from Southern Living)
- 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
- 1/2 pound assorted small heirloom, cherry and grape tomatoes, halved
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
- 1 tsp loosely packed lemon zest
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Combine coriander, brown sugar, chili powder, Sriracha sauce in a small bowl. Season with salt. Pat salmon dry and rub mixture into both sides of fish, including skin. Let sit for 15 minutes. In the meantime make the salad.
- Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in large non-stick ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat until nearly smoking. Sear salmon fillets skin-side up 2 minutes. Flip, then transfer skillet to oven and cook 7-10 minutes more or until salmon is just cooked through. (depending on thickness) Be careful not to overcook. Mine took 7 minutes and my oven tends to run hot.
- Good salmon is expensive so if unsure, use a thermometer. It makes life so much easier!
- Combine all ingredients and serve in bowl or arrange on platter leaving room in center for salmon. Make this first because the salmon is going to require your attention.
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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners, A partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.
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