Flaked salmon with Tamarind dressing and Asian herbs…a variation from Bills
How many different ways are there to cook Salmon? Never enough. This is easy, healthy, delicious and perfect for a week day dinner sitting on the balcony with a summer breeze and a cool wine or two…
You need for 4
2 or 3 salmon fillets
1 tbsp olive oil
2 bunches of mixed greens or just rocket
2 cucumbers thinly sliced
1 cup coriander leaves
1 cup fresh mint
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 tabs finely grated ginger
60ml (¼ cup) light soy sauce
115g ( 1/2 cup) brown sugar
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp tamarind pulp
•Cook the salmon fillets any way you like: I prefer to bake it ( no oil needed: just whack in the oven)
•When the salmon is cooked , then let it cool a little while you…
•Pour a wine•Now make the tamarind dressing,,,
•Grate the ginger ( it’s so much easier than chopping)
•Then heat the vegetable oil in a small saucepan
•Toss in the ginger and stir it for a minute or two
•Think it’s time for another drink
•Add the soy and brown sugar to the ginger oil and watch as the sugar dissolves. No calories in this amount of sugar surely?
•Add the fish sauce and tamarind and stir it until it’s as dark and syrupy and brown as George Hamilton. Actually not that brown.
•Let it cool while you snazzy up the salad
•Grab a vegetable peeler and peel the cucumber into thin strips. Think Britney shaving her head and you’ve got the look.
•Pick off the coriander and mint leaves.
•Think about what to wear to the Oscars.
•Mix all the greens together: the cucumber, rocket, mint and coriander. How pretty! It looks just like the new Prada winter collection. All greens ands textures and so slimming.
•Now scatter it all on a chic white platter
•Is it time to flake the salmon over it? Yes, watch the manicure and toss is nonchalantly over the salad.
•Drizzle over the tamarind dressing
•Serve it with a rice or potatoes if the men are getting hungry.
•Fabulous and healthy …which means you are allowed another glass of wine and chocolate.