And my tryst with salmon continues. After several trials and re-trials in my mind I finally dared to give this recipe a shot. Although the steamed fish with chutney version (inspired by the Parsi dish patra ni machchi) was a winner with white fish, replicating the exact same recipe with salmon would not yield desired results because of the strong flavor of the fish itself. So, I decided to give our dear salmon a double dose of our dearest chutney and pan fried instead of steaming it. I made a few other adjustments as well and the results were…….Well! who am I to say what the results were 😉 Try it for yourself and share your feedback 🙂
- Salmon fillet (two medium sized)- 250 gm approximately
- Coriander- 1 bunch
- Mint- ½ bunch
- Garlic-6-8 pods
- Green chili -2
- White Onion (medium sized)- 1
- Freshly squeezed lime juice- 2 tablespoons for the salmon and 1 teaspoon for the chutney
- Salt- 2 teaspoons or to taste
- Pepper- ½ teaspoons
- Oil or butter- 1 tablespoon for pan frying
- For mint and coriander chutney-Place mint, coriander, green chilies, 4 pods of peeled garlic, limejuice and 1-teaspoon salt, in a high-speed blender. Add 2 tablespoons water and blend. Make sure the chutney is not too runny. Adjust salt to taste and keep aside
- Clean the salmon fillets well and place them in a shallow dish. Rub some salt on both sides and add pepper and lime. Cover the dish with a cling wrap and let it sit in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes or longer
- Place a heavy bottomed (preferably non-stick) pan on medium-high heat and add butter. Once the butter melts add (the remaining 4 pods of) chopped garlic and sauté until brown. Add the finely chopped onions and stir until translucent. Lower the heat and add the remaining chutney and mix well for a minute. Add the salmon fillets and cover and cook on medium-low heat, flipping the fillets over midway (approximately 7 minutes each side), until done.
- Serve with steamed rice with a side of chili-garlic sauce.
Calories (per portion)- 185 Nutrition-Protein punch/Omega-3 fatty acids/Vitamin B12/Potassium/Selenium It does wonders for your- Brain/Heart/Joints/Blood pressure This is “My 8 pm Meal”