Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Seared Salmon on Coconut Spinach

There are a number of flavours that works very well with spinach, peanuts, garlic, chillies and coconut milk. This is one of my favorites because it's so easy to make and yet tastes like a slow Sunday evening meal. I served with caramelized cauliflower.

When buying coconut milk, a tip I've recently learned is to look at the fat content on the back of the can. The fat content can range from 10 to 26 percent. The higher the fat content, the more coconut cream it contains. Using coconut milk with a high fat content will give you the most flavour.

Seared Salmon on Coconut Spinach (serves 2-4)

Ingredients: salmon
2-4 salmon fillets
2 teaspoons minced ginger
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Ingredients: coconut spinach
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon red chili paste
16 oz coconut milk
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 bunch spinach

Place the salmon in a sallow dish with the ginger, sesame oil and soy. Allow to marinate for 10 minutes on each side. Heat a frying pan over high and pan sear.

To make the coconut spinach, place the olive oil, garlic and chili paste in a sauce pan over medium heat and cook for 2 minutes making sure to not burn the garlic. Add the coconut milk and lemon juice and simmer for 4 minutes. Add the spinach and toss until wilted.

To serve, place some spinach on each plate and top with the salmon.


Anonymous said...

Is this a Donna Hay recipe?

Melody Wey said...

I've hade this recipe for years, a photocopied page in my often-used recipe binder. Most of this binder's recipes are photocopies of borrowed library books and magazines. On a little Internet searching, this recipe is indeed a Donna Hay recipe, from Off the Shelf, Cooking from the Pantry cookbook.

Donna Hay is one of my favorites. Her recipes are always clear and easy to follow with short, concise ingredient lists. Thanks for the sharp comment.

Emily said...

I'm assuming the garlic in the ingredient list is supposed to be ginger?

Melody Wey said...

Yes, ginger in the salmon portion and garlic in the spinach. Thanks Emily, I've now corrected the recipe.