Preparation 10 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
1 tsp crushed Bart Delicatessen cumin seeds
1 tsp crushed Bart coriander seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp Bart smoked paprika
1 tsp Bart allspice
1 tsp soft light muscovado sugar
Small bunch parsley, roughly chopped
Salt and cracked black pepper
4 pieces Scottish salmon fillet,
4 tbsp olive oil
2 bundles of British asparagus trimmed
1 preserved lemon, seeds and flesh removed (Look for Belazu preserved lemon available from selected supermarkets, delis or belazu.com)
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
2 plum tomatoes, cut into chunks
2 handfuls rocket washed
4 tbsp Total Greek yogurt
Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
What to do
Preheat the oven to 180°c/350°f, gas mark 6.
In a bowl, mix the cumin, coriander, sesame seeds, paprika, allspice, sugar and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle the mixture all over the flesh side of the salmon and drizzle over the olive oil.
Bring a medium-sized pan of salted water to the boil. Place in the asparagus and cook for two minutes. Drain then cool and set aside.
In a hot non-stick frying pan seal the salmon skin side down first, then place in the oven for six to eight minutes.
While you are waiting for the salmon to cook, chop the lemon skin and place in a medium-sized bowl. Then add the asparagus, shallots, chilli, tomatoes, rocket and a splash of extra virgin olive oil, season and mix.
When the salmon is cooked, divide between four warm plates, top with the salad.
Finish with a spoonful of yogurt, cracked pepper and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and serve.
Wine recommendation: Dawn Davies, Sommelier at Selfridges in London suggests the following wine to go with this recipe: Cape Mentelle Sauvignon/Semillon.
Beer recommendation: Cockerhoop 4.6%ABV, a golden bitter brewed in the Lake District.
The lemon-scented hops and barley sweetness of this beer bring the dish’s spicy lemon flavours together really well. Cockerhoop is in limited northern distribution, but you can buy it online at jenningsbrewery.co.uk as well as in most Waitrose stores and in Makro.
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