Sunburnt Salmon

Written by Maxine Thompson on Wednesday, 16 May 2012.

Sunburnt Salmon

 

After a rainy week in NYC the sun was finally shining and spring had arrived! When the weather gets warmer, the craving for fresh, light and clean tatsing food gets stronger.

After spending 4 hours cycling in the sun and drinking 2 pints of ale the need for a quality meal presented itself. Wndering around the supermarket with rumbling bellies in a sun haze and having no idea what to cook when the deal of the day present itself... 15 limes for $2 = seafood + margaritas!

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On the menu, Sunburnt Salmon, Potato Salad and Summer Greens 

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Potato Salad

6 potatos
1 red onion, finely chopped
10 shallots, roughly shopped
4 spring onions
2 tablespoons mayonaise 
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt and pepper

Cut the potatos in half and place in a saucepan and cover with water.
Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer until potatos are just sof (about 15minutes). Strain immedately and set aside to cool. The potatos will keep cooking for a bit by themselves, so important not to cook them too much initially. 

While the potatoes and simmering, chopped the shallots, spring onions and onion and place in a bowl. 
Mix mayonnaise, lemon juice and salt and pepper in a jar, shake until combined and set aside.
When potato's are cool, slice into quaters, place in bowl with chopped herbs, top with dressing and mix until combined. 

 potatoe salad

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Summer Green Salad

1 lettuce
1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes
1 avocado
1 cucumber

Chopped all ingredients and place in a bowl. Toss to combine and drizzle with olive oil.

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Sunburnt Salmon

1 x 500g salmon fillet (or 2 smaller pieces)
olive oil
salt and pepper  

To cook the salmon, heat a dash of oil in a heavy based frying pan. Place salmon skin down and cook on high heat for 2 minutes (to crisp the skin). Reduce heat, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove lid, flip salmon and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until it is cooked to your liking. 

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Perfect end to a glorious Saturday and a brilliant start to summer feasting!

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