Wednesday, July 25, 2007

SALMON WITH CRUSHED NEW POTATOES, ROCKET AND LIME PESTO


Another recipe from Woman&Home Feel Good Food Magazine, this time from the Summer 2007 issue.
There are sections on food know-how, celebrity chefs' recipes, outdoor eating, summer detox, starters and soups, fish and seafood, salads and vegetables, meat and poultry plus a section on desserts.
The recipe I chose to cook came under the summer detox section and not only tasted good but looked amazing. The rocket and lime pesto was very light and fresh.
I made this last Friday during the torrential downpours. My son was coming home to visit for the weekend and had an horrendous journey, like thousands of other commuters. He didn't arrive here until 10.30 p.m. This dinner cheered him up and he savoured every mouthful!

Serves: 4 people

750g new potatoes, 1 small red onion, finely chopped, 2 ripe tomatoes, deseeded and diced, 1 small yellow pepper, finely chopped, 3tbsp chopped fresh chervil, 2 tbsp olive oil, 4 thick salmon fillets, weighing about 125g each.

FOR THE PESTO: 50g wild rocket, 50g pine nuts, 1 garlic clove, crushed, juice 1 lime, 6tbsp cold pressed olive oil.

1. Make the pesto by placing all the ingredients in a blender and whizzing to a thick puree. Put in the fridge to chill.
2. Place the potatoes in a large pan of cold water, bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes until tender. Drain and crush gently with the back of a fork. Combine the onion, tomatoes, pepper, chervil and olive oil and divide among four plates.
3. Preheat a large, non-stick frying pan and add the salmon, skin side down. Season and cook over a medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Place a salmon fillet on top of the potatoes, drizzle with the pesto and serve.

8 comments :

Patricia Scarpin said...

I love salmon and this is a delicious way of serving it.

Kelly-Jane said...

This sounds and looks really healthy and yummy. I'm def looking for this mag!

Anonymous said...

What a delicious looking meal!

Belinda said...

Oh, this looks so good! Its always nice to have a new way to prepare salmon...I love it! :-)

Kristen said...

We had salmon for dinner tonight. I wish I would have looked here first. This looks fantastic!

Nora B. said...

Such a delectable looking meal - I love the colours and the flavours.

Margaret said...

This meal required a little effort to make but was well worth the time. The ingredients were relatively inexpensive.

Thank you for your comments Mx

Valli said...

The salmon dish looks so flavourful Margaret!! Salmon is my daughters ultimate food. I invited her to dinner on Sunday for a lovely salmon dinner. Great minds think alike as I have posted one of our favourite recipes today!!!It certainly isn't as heart healthy as your recipe but still very tasty. The magazine must be British and not availale here in Canada,so, I will look forward to any recipes you care to post!!!

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