This warm seafood salad recipe is just right for dining al fresco - you could actually barbecue the salmon if you prefer and make it a real outdoor occasion - open a bottle of wine and relax. (8 chill
And just think - you can drink your wine confidently knowing, that this seafood salad has provided you with your recommended portion of oily fish for the week and at least two vegetable servings - very self righteous!
There is something really special about a bowl of fresh salad and warm fish. The dressing melds into one with it all and the heat intensifies the flavour.
Warm Seafood Salad Recipe
4 fillets or steaks of salmon
olive oil for brushing
salt and pepper
mixed salad leaves - torn roughly
2 ripe avocado pears - sliced
4 tomatoes - chopped
1/2 cucumber - chopped
bunch spring onions (scallions) cut into pieces - not too small
few sticks of celery - chopped
1 tbspn capers (optional)
1 cup/6 oz (150g) carrot - peeled and grated
1/2 Cup, 5 fl oz (150ml) plain yoghurt
small amount of cream or milk
chopped fresh mint or 2 tspns dried
Mix the yoghurt and cream/milk to thin the yoghurt to a pouring consisitency and then stir in the mint - leave to one side so that the mint flavour will infuse.
Heat your broiler (grill) or barbecue, brush the salmon with oil, season with salt and pepper and cook for about 4 minutes each side, depending on the thickness - brush and season as you turn the salmon.
Then assemble your salad - you can either mix it all together in one large bowl and let people help themselves, but I prefer to serve it this way:-
Get four bowls - preferably large ones - and divide the salad ingredients between them - then mix it all together. When it comes to the celery, use the heart, don't mess about with de-stringing the outer bits, save those for stews and soups!
Then pour some dressing over each salad, top with the cooked salmon, capers and grated carrot.
Serve with fresh crusty bread or boiled potatoes - delicious.
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By Liz Alderson
A really gorgeous warm salmon with cold salad and a minty dressing- perfect for a dinner party, al fresco meal or a family meal.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Main Ingredient: salmon steaks, salad vegetables, yoghurt, mint