Sunday, November 21, 2010

Crispy Skin Salmon With Warm Beetroot Salad

Day 3 of our carbless diet - Not feeling overly creative so I pulled out another recipe from a cookbook, this time from Jamie Saliva Splashing Oliver's "Happy Days With The Naked Chef". The dish turned out beautifully in both appearance and taste, just like many of his other recipes I have tried previously. We are off to our favourite Vietnamese place on Victoria Street for some delicious bahn ceo (sizzling pancakes) and do a little food shopping for the week ahead. Happy blogging, eating and cooking!

recipe adapted from Jamie Oliver's "Happy Days With The Naked Chef"
oven pre-heated at 180 C
serves 2
you'll need;
2 salmon fillets with the skin on (rainbow trout will work  equally well)
1 bunch of beetroot, cut of the foliage 
a handful of marjoram leaves
a splash of balsamic vinegar
2 tbs of creme fraiche
2 tbs of horseradish cream
juice of one lemon
a handful of rocket
olive oil
sea salt and pepper to taste

Wrap beetroot in kitchen foil and place a pre-heated oven for 20 minutes or until they are tender.

Peel and slice the beetroot when they are cool enough to handle. Marinate beetroot slices with the marjoram, a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper.

Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper.

In a hot pan fry the fish skin side down with a little cooking oil (olive oil burns way too quickly), press the fillets down with a fish slice to create that lovely crispy skin. After 2 minutes turn the fish over and cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillets.

While the salmon fillets are cooking, prepare the dressing by simply combining the creme fraiche, horseradish cream, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Taste for seasonings.

To serve - place salmon fillet on a warm plate follow by some of the marinated beetroot slices, scatter a few rocket leaves over and drizzle some of the dressing and a little extra olive oil.


  1. the salmon looks to die for. ALL that crispiness!!!! I need some seriously. Now.

  2. Harriet from carltonNovember 21, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    We just had a lovely lunch with your ling and asparagus with burnt butter sauce. I hope you are having a lovely Sunday too!

  3. That salmon does indeed look crispy and delicious! I just had some beet too and can't really say I am a fan of it though. Been trying to acquire a taste for it but so far with no success lol!

  4. That is another beautiful looking dish and I can imagine how you are able to continue on such a wonderful diet!

  5. Crispy skin salmon is one of my fave comfort foods :) And that beetroot salad is amazing! WHY on earth are you on a diet???

  6. Your diet dishes look very good, I must go on a diet too!

  7. Thanks for sharing. Love this crispy delicious salmon, sounds so healthy with that beetroot salad.

  8. Great work buddy! That is one good looking dish!

  9. I love crispy salmon too! I actually have the same book but have yet to try any of the recipe :(

  10. Le saumon est mon poisson préféré et ta recette n'a que du bon.
    Bon dimanche et à bientôt.
    See soon.

  11. It looks like such a lovely meal. Love the colors and I can't imagine how healthy it is! Another yummy dish!

  12. Great looking dish and very healthy indeed!


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