Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Salmon Tikka with Cucumber Yogurt


So we may now be obsessed with Jamie Oliver. Last night we made this meal and ate it in 30 minutes. So quick and sooooo yummy.

Salmon Tikka with Cucumber Yogurt slightly revised 

  • 2 naan breads

  • 1 fresh red chilli (we can never find these in the store so we just used some hot sauce)

  • ½ cucumber

  • 1 lemon

  • 4-8 tablespoons natural yogurt

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • a few sprigs fresh coriander

  • 2 x 200 g salmon filets, from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger, skin on, scaled and bones removed

  • 4 heaped tablespoon Patak's tandoori curry paste (you can find this in pretty much every grocery store, it has a purple label)

  • olive oil

Preheat your oven to 110°C/225°F/gas ¼. Pop your naan breads into the oven to warm through. Halve, deseed and finely chop your chilli. Peel and halve your cucumber lengthways, then use a spoon to scoop out and discard the seeds. Roughly chop the cucumber and put most of it into a bowl. Halve your lemon and squeeze the juice from one half into the bowl. Add the yoghurt, a pinch of salt and pepper and half the chopped chilli.

Pick the coriander leaves and put to one side. Slice each salmon fillet across lengthways into three 1.5cm wide slices. Spoon the heaped tablespoon of tandoori paste into a small dish, then use a pastry brush or the back of a spoon to smear the tandoori paste all over each piece (don't dip your pastry brush into the jar!). Heat a large frying pan over a high heat.

Once hot, add a lug of olive oil, put the salmon into the pan and cook for about 1½ minutes on each side, until cooked through. Place a warmed naan bread on each plate. Top each one with a good dollop of cucumber yoghurt and 3 pieces of salmon. Scatter over a little of the reserved cucumber, chilli and coriander leaves and finish with a squeeze of lemon juice.

IMG_1511 IMG_1512Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Leesa Maxwell-Harrington15 February 2013 at 19:10

    Natalie I have fresh frozen (from my garden) chili peppers in my freezer, if you want some let me know, I will send them home with Robin next time she comes down here, I also have frozen jalapenos (I grew them too)


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