Classic Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail has to be one of the most classic starters I can think of. It’s one of those dishes that almost everyone loves, and is perfect for dinner parties since it’s light, fresh, delicious and elegant. Leaving you plenty of room for the main course.

You can make the sauce in advance, cook the shrimp in advance and assemble the Shrimp Cocktail just before serving, which is fairly easy.
The sauce is really delicious and that tiny bit of vanilla takes it to the next level.


Use just a small amount of Tarragon, you want a hint in the background without overpowering the Shrimp.

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Prep time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 5 minutes
Serves 4
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INGREDIENTS:

• 110 ml. / 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
• 100 ml. / 1/2 cup mayonnaise
• 50 ml. / 1/4 cup crème fraîche
• 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
• A splash of tabasco (optional)
• Salt and black pepper
• 1/4 vanilla bean, scraped
• 1 tsp fresh chopped Tarragon
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• 450 gr. / 1 lb. cooked shelled prawns
• 1 iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
• 1 avocado, peeled and diced
• Some lime wedges and pomegranate arils for decorating.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Combine the ketchup, mayonnaise, crème fraîche, Worcestershire sauce, tabasco, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Add the vanilla and chopped Tarragon
If you’re cooking the shrimp yourself; this is how.
Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil, add the shrimp all at once, bring back to the boil and lower the heat to a simmer, cook until the shrimp change color to a beautiful coral. Normally for medium sized shrimp this will take about 5 minutes at the most. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon and transfer to an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
Drain and cool. Then peel the shrimp and discard the shells.
Add the shrimp to the sauce and stir to coat, reserving some larger shrimp to decorate and place on top.
Place the shredded lettuce on the bottom of four glasses or glass bowls, followed by the avocado, then a generous spoonful of prawns and sauce.
Decorate with lime wedges and Pomegranate arils.
Serve straight away.

Enjoy!
Myra XO

Brown Sugar Cajun Butter Salmon

Winner winner, Salmon dinner.

In under 30 minutes!!!

Let’s have a chat about this baked salmon. I’ve said this before, I know, I know but this is my favorite way to eat Salmon. It is by far the juiciest way to cook a salmon and all the flavor stays right in there, where you want it.
If you’re looking for a no fail, fool-proof recipe that you can’t mess up. Congratulations, you’ve come to the right place.
Impress your hubby, your wife, date, girlfriend, boyfriend or family this week with a big Salmon feast. Let’s do this.
First you make the thick Brown sugar Cajun seasoned butter mix then spread it on top of the salmon fillet. This part is a bit tricky because the salmon is so slippery so you have to use a knife and fingers to spread it out as best as you can.
As this flavoured butter melts in the oven, it’s basting the Salmon and the sugar melts and forms a sticky crust full of spiced flavor, slowly penetrating the entire fillet.
The result is a melt in the mouth, moist and delicious Salmon feast.
I like to serve this with an exotic Pomegranate and Avocado Salsa.

Serves: 6 – 8
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: ca. 15 minutes
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INGREDIENTS:

SALMON
• 1 ¼ pound salmon, skin removed (preferably wild )
• 3 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature
• 2 teaspoons brown sugar (or coconut sugar )
• 2 tablespoons of my cajun seasoning without salt
• 1 clove garlic, peeled and grated
• ½ tsp salt

SALSA
• 2 avocados
• 1 pomegranate
• Juice of half a lime or more according to taste
• 3 tbsp. chopped cilantro/coriander
• Salt and pepper
• ¼ chopped red onion

DIRECTIONS:

Pre heat the oven to 220 C / 428 F
Prepare your baking tray by covering it with foil. Place the salmon fillet on top.
Prepare the Cajun flavoured butter by adding the grated garlic, Cajun seasoning, brown sugar and salt to the softened butter and stir to combine completely.
Spread the butter over the salmon as best as you can.
This part is a bit tricky because the salmon is so slippery so you have to use a knife and fingers to spread it out.
Place the salmon in the middle of the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
Switch on the broiler or oven grill and grill for 4 – 5 more minutes until really golden and sticky on top. Serve straight away.
I served this with zucchini ribbons, that I tossed in olive oil and a squeeze of lime, salt and pepper. Then I placed the ribbons at the sides of the salmon and baked them together.

Enjoy!

Myra XO

Peach Basil Shrimp Salad

Peach Basil Shrimp Salad with Sweet Chili Vinaigrette

Peach Basil Shrimp Salad

When the temperature rises, easy meal prep and (semi) cold dishes are my kind of meal! This Peach Basil Shrimp Salad tastes light and fresh! Tender crisp succulent grilled shrimp served on a bed of crispy greens with juicy Peaches and lots of Basil for a complete meal ready in minutes (with almost no clean up); this is truly the perfect summer meal!
And for that matter, our favourite Salad.
The dressing is made with ready sweet chili sauce and an ingredient that I really love, Ume Su. Maybe you have heard of it? I discovered it a couple of years ago and love it.

Ume Su is the red juice of umeboshi apricots that are put in brine with shiso leaves. Its also very salty, and most times it’s not necessary to add more salt to your recipe. Ume Su is less acidic than ordinary vinegar though, because it’s technically not a vinegar but the sour brine juice from the lactic acid fermentation.
The best way to describe the flavor is fruity, slightly acidic and salty all at the same time, that’s why I love adding it to sauces and vinaigrettes because it adds a lot of flavor and a little goes a long way.
If you can’t find it, buy it online, but if you don’t feel like buying it at all, which I totally understand (but you’re missing out on something great), sub with more vinegar and salt.

Peach Basil Shrimp Salad

Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook Time : 5 mins
Total Time : 20 mins

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

INGREDIENTS Sweet chilli vinaigrette
• 6 tbsp. sweet chilli sauce
• ½ cup natural oil or very light olive oil
• 1 tbsp. sesame seed oil
• ¼ cup lime juice
• 1 tbsp. fish sauce nam pla
• 2 tsp Ume Su
• 1 tbsp. honey
• Freshly ground black pepper
• Salt if necessary
INGREDIENTS Peach Basil Shrimp Salad:
• 1 cup loosely packed basil leafs only
• 16 oz. / 450 gr. mixed salad greens various colors if possible
• 1 cup radishes
• 2 peaches
• 2 avocados
• 5 spring onions
• 16 oz. / 450 gr. peeled big fresh shrimp
• 1 tbsp. canola oil
• Salt and pepper
• 1 large buffalo Mozzarella or 2 medium
• Handful fresh cilantro

Peach Basil Shrimp Salad

Peach Basil Shrimp Salad
Instructions:

1. For the Sweet Chilli Vinaigrette, mix all the ingredients in a jar and shake until well combined.
2. Reserve until ready to use. Leftovers are best stored in the fridge.
3. Place all the greens in a large serving dish. Sprinkle the Basil leafs on top of the greens.
4. Cut the radishes in very thin slices and fan them out, place them on the salad. Leave some of the smaller radishes whole.
5. Peel the peaches, cut in half, twist and separate the halves. Remove the stone and also cut into thinner wedges and place on the salad fanned out.
6. The same goes for the avocados, peel, cut in half, remove the stone and slice and place on salad.
7. Put a frying pan on medium high heat, when hot add the oil. Season the shrimp and cook for about two to three minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the shrimp.
8. Cook until no longer pink and remove straight away from the heat. Arrange on the salad.
9. In the middle of the salad, place the buffalo mozzarella, slightly torn open to reveal it’s soft inside.
10. Sprinkle with the fresh cilantro and serve drizzled with the sweet chilli vinaigrette.

Enjoy!
Myra XO

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Citrus Honey Soy Salmon

Sticky Citrus Honey Soy Baked Salmon

Citrus Honey Soy Salmon

Citrus Honey Soy Salmon

Baked salmon in foil that’s been brushed with a sticky, citrus, honey and soy sauce that will make you cry with joy!. This recipe is so easy to make and pulls together in less than 30 minutes! The salmon is flaky and tender when baked this way and stays really juicy. You’re going to love it!
But wait, I still haven’t told you the best part — In addition to being just a quick 30 minutes cooking for this Gourmet dinner, there’s barely any cleaning up afterwards, just toss the foil in the garbage, TADAAAA! …… WIN WIN!
Let’s talk about the sauce that’s going to make this baked salmon in foil recipe your favorite way to eat fish. It’s simplicity itself. Add all the ingredients to a sauce pan and simmer until it becomes sticky and reduced, about 5 minutes. I think it would be great on anything actually, it”s just so delicious.
This is a recipe that you need to keep in your back pocket not only for weeknight dinners but also to impress your dinner guests with. ( Pssssst.….no one needs to know how easy it was).
I like to use a double layer for the baking, first tin foil and then parchment paper , no need to butter that first. Place the salmon on top and Into the oven it goes, and the most magnificent smells will torture you for the next 14 minutes of your life.

Citrus Honey Soy Salmon

Serves: 4 – 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: ca. 15 minutes
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INGREDIENTS:
• 1 ¼ pound salmon (preferably wild )
• juice of half a lime (1 lime cut in half)
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice (1 lemon cut in half)
• 3 tablespoon orange juice (1 orange cut in half)
• 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
• 2 tablespoons dark Agave syrup (or coconut sugar )
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
• 2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated
• 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
• 2 tablespoons butter
• Freshly ground black Pepper

Citrus Honey Soy Salmon

Citrus Honey Soy Salmon

DIRECTIONS:
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 200ºC / 400ºF
Cut the citrus fruits in half, take the juice needed from one half and use the other halves to cut into slices to place on top of the salmon.
In a saucepan over medium heat combine the juice, Soy sauce, dark Agave syrup, the honey, red pepper flakes, garlic and ginger.
Allow to reduce to 4 tablespoon, about 5 minutes. Add the butter, remove pan from heat and swirl so the butter starts to melt.
Let cool.

Citrus Honey Soy Salmon

Citrus Honey Soy Salmon

Place the salmon filet in a piece of parchment paper and on top of foil. Using a brush or spoon, brush the salmon with the sauce. Season with freshly ground black pepper. Top with slices of citrus fruits. Bake the salmon for 10 minutes.
Switch on the broiler or oven grill and grill for 4 – 5 more minutes until really golden and sticky on top. Serve straight away.

Salmon and Zucchini Phyllo Quiche

 

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I have always wanted to make a Quiche with Phyllo dough, it’s been in the back of my mind for ages, but I always wondered if it could stand up to the filling or even become crispy enough on the bottom.
Well, please to report, …a big fat, yes!

The phyllo is really wonderful. It gets so crispy along the edges and so pretty too. I may have gone a little overboard with the top but I was having so much fun playing with the dough. You can leave the top completely plain if you prefer to show more filling. That’s up to you.

I must add that it’surprisingly easy, very forgiving dough. I had a bit of a hard time separating the sheets, but half torn pieces worked perfectly, it really makes no difference in the end result.

Obviously for me the game changer was the fact that Phyllo is virtually fat free. So there is no going back to any other kind of dough for me. 

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Serves: 8


INGREDIENTS:

1 medium zucchini, cut into 1 cm/0.5 inch slices and then quartered

1 leek, washed and sliced

1/4 cup drained corn 

1 tbsp. olive oil for cooking

200 gr. / 7 oz. smoked salmon, cut into pieces

4 large eggs

1 cup light cream or whole milk

1/4 tsp. sumach 

1/4 tsp. dried dill

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

10 sheets 9×14 phyllo dough (225 gr)

3 tbsp. olive oil or melted butter for brushing phyllo

4 ounces shredded Gruyere cheese, or your favorite semi strong cheese

3 tablespoons sliced green onion

 

 

salmon phyllo quiche3INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat your oven to 175 C / 350 degrees.

Heat a frying pan with half a  tablespoon of olive oil and cook the leek and onion on medium heat until soft. Set aside.

Add the remaining half tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and cook the zucchini on medium high heat just until golden on all sides and fork tender.

Remove from heat and add to the a large bowl to cool. A lot of liquid will release from the zucchini, you need to discard this before using.

In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the cream or milk,  salt, pepper, sumach and dill and whisk to combine. Set aside.

Brush a 20 cm/8 inch round baking dish (I used a cake tin) with a bit of olive oil. Layer the sheets of phyllo in the dish, see pictures. Brushing the layers with olive oil or butter as you go. Torn sheets are fine.

Place the drained veggies, corn and salmon over the phyllo layer, then add the shredded cheese and green onion. Pour the egg mixture over the top.

Bake the quiche for 60 minutes or until set when you wiggle the pan.

Serve warm or chilled with a salad.

Enjoy!

Myra XO

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beer battered cod loin with lemon aioli remoulade

Beer battered Cod Loin with Lemon Aioli Remoulade

beer battered cod loin with lemon aioli remoulade

Skinless and boneless cod loin fillets in a thin beer batter coating. So crispy and delicious, pub food has never been better, in the comfort of your own home.
It’s a pretty straight forward recipe that requires little to no effort. This coating is very crispy and light because of the addition of rice flour. If you don’t have any rice flour or can’t find it in the shop, use corn flour instead. A thin layer of batter is more than enough to ensure a crispy finish. If the batter is too thick the fish will become soggy, and that’s a no-no.

The potato chips are oven baked with a light seasoning, so virtually fat free.
And the Lemon Aioli rémoulade will take the whole Pub at home experience to the next level. If you’re lucky, you will have some rémoulade left over to put on your sandwiches the next day.

beer battered cod loin with lemon aioli remoulade

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Prep time : 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: 40-50 minutes
Serves : 4
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FOR THE FISH:
• 65 gr. / 1/2 cup rice flour
• 65 gr. / 1/2 cup all-purpose (spelt) Flour
• 1 tsp. turmeric powder
• 225 ml / 1 cup beer (I used alcohol free and it worked great)
• 1 ltr. / 4 cups oil for frying
• 700 gr / 1 1/2 lbs. cod loin, cut into chunks

FOR THE CHIPS:
•750 gr. potatoes peeled and cut into thick chips
•2 tbsp plain flour
•salt and smoked paprika to taste
•2 tbsp. Sunflower oil

beer battered cod loin with lemon aioli remoulade

beer battered cod loin with lemon aioli remoulade

INSTRUCTIONS:
Combine the flours, baking powder and turmeric in a large bowl, season. Gradually pour the beer into the bowl, stirring with a wooden spoon until you have a smooth, lump-free batter. Leave to rest for 30 mins while you prepare the chips.
Heat oven to 200 C/450 F. Tip the chips onto a large baking tray and drizzle with the oil, sprinkle over the flour and some salt and paprika. Gently toss together until all the potatoes are evenly coated and the flour is no longer dusty. Roast for 40-50 mins, turning occasionally, until the chips are golden and crisp and soft when pierced.
To cook the fish, heat the oil in a deep saucepan until a drop of batter sizzles and crisps up straight away. Pat the fish dry and season with salt and pepper. Dip into the batter. Carefully lower some pieces into the hot oil and fry for 3-4 mins – depending on the thickness of the fish – until golden and crisp. Don’t over crowd. Using a large slotted spoon, lift out the fish. Place the cooked fish bits on a plate with paper towel to drain, then sprinkle with salt. Serve with the hot chips and the Lemon Aioli rémoulade

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LEMON AIOLI RÉMOULADE
• 1/4 cup aioli
• 1/4 cup mayonnaise
• 1/4 cup crème fraîche
• 1 tsp grainy Dijon mustard
• 1 green onion chopped
• 1/2 tsp. dried garlic powder
• 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
• 1 tbsp. chopped capers
• salt and pepper to taste
• juice of half a large lemon (or one small one)

For the Lemon Aioli rémoulade, mix all the ingredients in a bowl, reserve until ready to use.

Enjoy
Myra XO

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Crispy Fish Fillets with Tequila Mango Salsa

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As if Salsa could get any better. We love our salsa, all kinds. But this grown up salsa wins the prize.
Soaking the Mango’s in tequila brings out the best in them ( you know, like it does in most of us :), they remain sweet and firm but with the obvious kick. This Tequila-Spiked Mango Salsa is going to be your new all-time favourite Salsa and besides being super awesome on these crispy fish fillets, it’s amazing as a party snack with tons of Nacho’s.
I can’t really think of a reason not to make it all the time. Just keep in mind that it needs to soak for at least an hour. Don’t soak overnight because the Mangos will lose their firmness.
The combination of the crispy fish fillets with the Tequila Mango Salsa is epic, try it, you won’t be sorry.
Adults only.

Prep time : 20 min.
Cooking time : 10

Ingredients:

• 1 – 1 1/2 lb. / 500-700 gr. (4) tilapia, cod or other firm white fish fillets
• 1 lime, juiced
• 1 tbsp. / 15 ml. Tequila
• 1 tsp. Smoked paprika
• 1 tsp. ground cumin
• ½ tsp. dried garlic (powder)
• 1 tsp. salt
• 1 tsp. black pepper
• ½ cup. / 115 g rice flour
• Rapeseed oil or other neutral oil for frying.
• 2 mangos
• 2 tbsp. tequila
• 4 green onions, thinly sliced
• 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
• ½ – 1 red pepper, diced
• Juice from 1/2 lime
• ¼ tsp. Salt and pepper

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Instructions:

First peel the mangos and slice the flesh away from the pit. Dice the flesh and place it in a medium bowl. Pour the tequila over the diced mango. Toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerator for about 1 hour.
Add the green onion, cilantro, red pepper, lime zest and juice and toss gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper
Serve immediately with crispy fish fillet. Or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours before serving.
Rinse and pat fish fillets dry. Place on a board and season with paprika, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper. Toss in the flour.
Heat the oil in a frying pan.
Place fish fillets in the pan and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side depending on the thickness of the fish fillets.
Quickly drain on a paper towel before serving just to get rid of any excess oil.
Serve with plenty of the Tequila Mango Salsa.

Enjoy!

Myra XO

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Madras Salmon Burger with Devilled Mango Mayo

This is not your typical Burger, loaded with sauce, pickles, cheese, bacon , lettuce and all sorts of extra’s ….a.k.a. a bit too much.
No, this Madras Salmon Burger is a whole different story.
It is so good like you wouldn’t believe until you try it of course, which I hope you do because you will forever be grateful. I kept it simple to honour the flavour of the Salmon the best way possible. Just a little sauce for the bun and some crispy Iceberg Slaw for cool and crunch.
The trick to this burger is to chop it by hand, not in the food processor. I tried that once and the consistency wasn’t right, to pressed together. Chopping it by hand is easier than it sounds and done rather quickly. And so worth it because the texture is perfect, with a nice bite and a very juicy end result. The burgers will seem less firm than a regular burger but that’s ok, the corn starch act as a binding agent. They will firm up in the pan, have faith they will turn out perfectly.
We have been eating these a lot lately, like once or twice a week for the past few weeks and every time I mean to take a few pictures but I can’t resist and eat the Burger straight away in fear of letting it go to waste or maybe losing it’s slightly pink juicy middle.
But at last here is the recipe.

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins

madras salmon burger

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

• 1 lb./ 500 gr. Salmon fillet
• 1 tsp. Madras Curry powder
• 1 tsp. Corn Starch
• 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro
• 2 Spring Onions, chopped
• a Dash of Tabasco
• Season generously with salt
• Pepper
Devilled Mango Mayo
• 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
• 1/3 cup Yoghurt
• 1/4 cup Mango Chutney
• 1 1/2 – 2 tbsp. Sambal Oelek
• Salt and pepper to taste
Ice Berg Slaw
• 1 cup finely shredded Ice Berg Lettuce
• 1 medium grated carrot
• a handful radishes, cut into match sticks
• 2 Spring onions, chopped

Instructions:

1. For the Ice Berg Slaw, mix all the ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
For the Devilled Mango Mayo, mix all the ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
For the Madras Salmon Burger, if using fresh salmon, place in the freezer for 15 minutes to firm it up bit. Then place the salmon on a cutting board and with a very sharp large knife slice it first into slices and then into small squares.
Finally start chopping it until you have very small bits left. Keep it textured though.
Place the salmon in a bowl and add the madras curry powder, corn starch, cilantro, spring onions, salt, pepper and tabasco.
Form into 4 patties.
Heat a frying pan to which you have added a little coconut oil or light olive oil. Fry on each side for two minutes on medium high heat.
Meanwhile split open the burger buns and toast until golden.
To serve, spread sauce on the bun halves, place the salmon burger on the bottom bun and the Ice Berg Slaw on top. Cover with the other half of the bun. Serve straight away.

Enjoy!
Myra XO

Angel Hair Pasta with Garlic butter Shrimp and bacon

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This is one of those dinner you can have on the table in under 20 minutes, from start to finish. Great for week nights and SO crazy delicious, you’re going to be licking your bowls!


Serves: 4

Ingredients;

  • 1 lb. fresh Angel Hair Pasta or any thin pasta
  • 1 lb. shelled and deveined shrimp, fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • 4 oz. chopped bacon
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked Sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. of Red Crushed Pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp. fresh basil, torn
  • black ground Pepper
  • generous seasoning of Himalayan Salt
  • a handful of freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 C. dry white wine
  • 1 egg yolk
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Method;

In a large pan with boiling water cook the angel hair pasta according to package instructions. Fresh pasta only takes about 4 minutes, so if you get everything ready for the sauce. It should take about the same time.

In a large frying pan, heat the two tablespoons of olive oil and add the bacon. Cook for two minutes or so, then add the garlic and chili. Add in the shrimp and toss, cook on high for a minute or two until they begin to color. Add the paprika, chili, pepper, salt and white wine. Cook for another minute. Add the basil and the drained pasta. Remove from the heat and stir in the egg yolk making sure to cover all the strands of pasta. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

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Dukkah Parmesan crusted whole Salmon Fillet…

This is such an easy recipe!  No fancy equipment, no massive amounts of dirty dishes afterwards, just a baking tray, some foil and you’re good to go. Ah, and there’s the Dukkah of course…

Let me tell you a little something about Dukkah. Don’t you love that word?

Dukkah is a middle eastern condiment. The word Dukkah (pronounced DOO-kah) actually means “to pound”. Herbs and nuts are pound together to form a crumbly substance that is neither a paste nor a powder. It’s mostly eaten as an appetizer. Flatbread is torn into pieces, dipped in olive oil and then dipped in Dukkah. I don’t pound my Dukkah but pulse it in the food processor until rough crumbs.

There are many variations of Dukkah and the composition varies from family to family in the middle east though there are common ingredients, such as sesame , coriander, cumin, salt and pepper. But you can add anything you like really like  Nigella or  za’atar. And instead of hazelnuts you can use any nut or seed, maybe pine nuts or pistachios. It depends what you’re paring it with so go with the flow. You are going to have some left over Dukkah, just store in an airtight container. It will keep for weeks. Why not try it as an appetizer with olive oil and bread? 

Serves 4 – 6

Dukkah Ingredients;

1 cups Hazelnuts

1 cup Sesame Seed

2 tablespoons ground Coriander

2 tablespoons ground Cumin

1 tsp. Garlic Powder

2 tsp. Onion Powder

1 tsp.  Himalayan Salt

2 tsp. Black Pepper, Ground

Method;

Toast the hazelnut over medium heat for about five minutes keeping a close watch on them because they burn very quickly. Keep tossing them around. Add the sesame seeds and toast for an other two minutes until you hear a popping sound. Turn off the heat and add the remaining ingredients. Keep tossing a few times more to mix well. Let cool completely. Put the mixture in a food processor and pulse until medium crumbs. Store in a mason jar.

Ingredients Salmon Fillet and baby potatoes;

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3 tbsp. Dukkah

1/2 C. freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1 tbsp. Light Olive Oil

Baby potatoes;

1 lb. peeled and pre cooked baby potatoes

1 tbsp. Light Olive Oil

1 tsp. smoked paprika,

1 garlic clove peeled and crushed

salt and pepper

Cucumber – Pomegranate Salad;

1 Cucumber, organic preferably

1 tbsp. Light Olive Oil

2 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

1/3 C. Pomegranate seeds, fresh or frozen

1 –  tbsp. Fresh Dill sprigs

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Method;

Preheat the oven to 430° F

Get out a baking tray and line with parchment paper. Now get a piece of  aluminum foil large enough for the whole fillet to sit on. Lay it out on the tray diagonally and cover with an other piece of parchment paper. Spray with some cooking oil and place the fillet on top with the dark side down (where the skin was).

Brush the Salmon fillet with the olive oil.

In a small bowl mix the Dukkah with the Parmesan cheese. Cover the entire surface of the fillet with the mixture and press it on with your fingers.

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To prepare the baby potatoes, toss all the ingredients in a bowl and spread out along the sides of the salmon fillet.

Place in the middle of the oven and bake for  20 minutes. Serve immediately with the cucumber salad.

To make the salad, peel the cucumber leaving on some of the green for color. Slice thin with a mandolin. Place in a bowl and toss with the remaining ingredients.

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Not quite what you were looking for? How about Home smoked Salmon

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