Tandoori Salmon

Spicy, flavorful and steaming tandoori salmon served over bed of thinly sliced cabbage, green peppers and red onions!

Salmon is our once a week go to fish. One day I decided to change up my salmon marinate and make it tandoori style knowing how much my boys love the tandoori chicken. It was an instant hit and now I make it at least once a month for our weeknight meals. It is also a great party appetizer.

Wild Salmon is a nutritionally dense super food! This oily fish  is an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals (including potassium, selenium and vitamin B12) but it is their content of omega-3 fatty acids that receives the most attention.

Here is the step by step recipe for the most flavorful salmon:

Wash and pat dry salmon with paper towel.

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Grind ginger, garlic, cumin seeds, cardamom. cloves, cinnamon and peppercorn with 1 tablespoon of water to make a smooth paste. Add lemon juice, salt, red pepper powder and turmeric to this paste and mix well. Cut salmon into 6 cubes and apply spice paste to the salmon.

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Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Apply 1/2 tablespoon of oil to the salmon and arrange salmon the baking sheet.

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Broil on high setting for 10 mins until salmon starts to brown on the top. Depending on the thickness of the salmon steak you may need to cook a little longer.

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Serve with hot on a bed of green cabbage, peppers and red onions with lime wedges.

Recipe:

Prep time: 5 mins  Cooking time:15 mins    Total time: 20 mins

Ingredients:

1 lb wild salmon
6 peppercorns
2 cardamoms
3 cloves
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1 inch cinnamon stick
1 inch ginger
4 garlic cloves
1 tbsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Wash and pat dry salmon with paper towel.
  2. Grind ginger, garlic, cumin seeds, cardamom. cloves, cinnamon and peppercorn with 1 tablespoon of water to make a smooth paste. Add lemon juice, salt, red pepper powder and turmeric to this paste and mix well. Cut salmon into 6 cubes and apply spice paste to the salmon.
  3. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Apply 1/2 tablespoon of oil to the salmon and arrange salmon the baking sheet.
  4. Broil on high setting for 10 mins until salmon starts to brown on the top. Depending on the thickness of the salmon steak you may need to cook a little longer.
  5. Serve with hot on a bed of green cabbage, peppers and red onions with lime wedges.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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