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Crisp-skinned salmon

Crisp-skinned salmon
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SERVES:
4
DIFFICULTY:
Easy
PREP TIME:
5 minutes
COOK TIME:

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces salmon, about 180g/6oz each (middle section is best)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea or kosher salt
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Method

  • Pat the fish dry with kitchen paper.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over moderate heat.
  • Salt the skin of the fish with salt and place skin-side down in the pan and cook until golden and crispy. This can take 5–8 minutes depending on the size and thickness of the fish pieces. By the time the skin is crisp, the fish is almost cooked.
  • Turn the fish over carefully, then remove from the pan and allow to rest uncovered (not on its skin side) for three minutes. The residual heat will finish cooking it perfectly.
  • Serve with plenty of veggies or salad following our healthy plate plan.

Notes

Energy per serve: 1240 kJ
Cook’s tips:
To make Cannellini Bean Mash:
  • Rinse and drain a 400g/14oz can of beans and pulse blend in a processor to a mash with ½ teaspoon of chopped fresh thyme leaves and 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice.
  • Slowly pour in enough olive oil (about ¼ cup/60ml/2fl.oz.) to make a soft puree and season to taste.
  • Warm in a preheated oven (180°C/350°F) for about 5 minutes in a heatproof dish. Whisk before serving.
To make Apple Vinaigrette:
  • In a bowl, whisk together ⅓ cup (80ml) olive oil, 2 tablespoons (40ml) apple cider vinegar, pinch salt and ½ teaspoon crushed garlic.

Nutritional information (per serve)

Calories: 295kcal | Protein: 35g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Sodium: 540mg
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