Thursday, June 18, 2009

TANDOORI-SPICED SALMON WITH CILANTRO-MINT DRIZZLE

Salmon gets to be like chicken after awhile -- boring unless you find new recipes. This one is courtesy of Coastal Living Magazine, April 2009, and it's anything but boring. The flavors are decidedly different and perky, a nice change from the same old, same old. It starts with a rub before grilling, then a mixture of herbs and flavorings provide a drizzle to accompany each bite. This one's a keeper.

Tandoori-Spiced Salmon with Cilantro-Mint Drizzle
Source: Coastal Living Magazine
Rating: 8 out of 10

INGREDIENTS: TANDOORI RUB:
1 tsp. curry powder (yellow, mild Indian curry powder)
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. ground coriander
1/4 tsp. sweet paprika
1/4 tsp. sugar

Combine all ingredients in small bowl.


CILANTRO-MINT DRIZZLE:
2 cups fresh cilantro
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup slivered toasted almonds
2 tsp. grated peeled ginger
1-1/2 tsp. lime juice
1/4 - 1 jalapeno chile, seeded and chopped
1 tsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. chopped garlic
3/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup canola oil

Combine all ingredients except oil in work bowl of food processor; pulse till smooth. Add oil in slow, steady stream through chute with motor running. Cover; let stand at room temp 30 minutes. Makes 1 cup. Use as dip for veggies, pot stickers, or samosas, in addition to serving over top of fish

Sprinkle Tandoori rub evenly on tops of four (6-8 oz.) salmon fillets. Grill to desired doneness (best if slightly undercooked, just a bit red in the centers). Top fillets with cilantro-mint drizzle and a dollop of Greek yogurt, if desired. Serve with Basmati rice. Yield: 4 servings

5 comments:

Juliana said...

Wow, this salmon recipe sounds and looks great...love all the ingredients in it...cilantro, ginger, mint...almond...yummie! Must taste great. Nice pictures!

♥peachkins♥ said...

This recipe sounds delicious! I just wish Salmon isn't so expensive..lol!

Delectable Dining said...

I always chicken out and make my salmon the exact same way... I think this one might convince me to experiment a bit! Your picture looks delicious!

Sophie said...

MMMMMM...Judy! What a lovely & apart salmon dish: very fresh & inspiring!

Yum!

Katrina said...

I'll have to try this as I just bought some mint and don't want to see it go to waste, but I don't usually use it for much. (I put it in some fresh fruit with a yummy simple syrup infused with lime and mint.) The fish looks awesome.