Thursday, December 22, 2011

Peppery Salmon with Cilantro

Salmon is one of our favorite fish and as it's very easy and fast to cook, I regularly make this. It's my son's fav, but I always make it pan fried or broiled for him with less spice. So I thought why not make it different this time. I wanted to try something little more spicier and add some green to it. I know that Anush can take a bit more of the black pepper spice. So made this recipe with a combo of black pepper and cilantro. It worked out very well and tasted so good. A green touch makes all the difference!

2 Salmon fillets cleaned and cubed
1 bunch Cilantro, washed and chopped
1-2 tsp Black Pepper powder
1 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt as needed
1/2 tsp Olive Oil

1. Marinate the fish with all the ingredients, except cilantro and half of the black pepper for about 10 mins.
(Note: Never marinate seafood for more than 20 mins, else it will get hard after cooking)

2. In a saute pan, add the fish when it's medium hot and cook it on both sides until you get a sear or a light brown crust for about 3-4 mins each.

3. Add cilantro and remaining black pepper and gently coat the fish with all the cilantro and pepper, off the flame.
4. Serve this hot as a side dish.

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