Tikka Salmon and Fragrant Rice Pilaf.

I love Salmon and eat this regularly due to its amazing health benefits however, it can get boring sometimes so I really like to experiment with different flavours. 

I wouldn’t have thought indian spiced salmon would be nice but how wrong was I!! I’ve used Total yogurt to create a low calorie paste which does char under the grill though hence the slightly burnt looking salmon in the photo! I can assure you it tasted great though.

This dish is so easy to make and turns the humble salmon fillet into super healthy tasty meal! 

Recipe serves 2-

Ingredients: (Double the quantity for 4 people)

120g White basmati rice

2 x Salmon fillets

1 x large tbsp of tikka masala paste

70g x Total yogurt

1 x Small white onion

1 x Red Pepper

1 tsp x Cumin

1/2 x Chicken stock cube

1 tsp x Tumeric

1 tbsp x Fresh coriander 

Rapeseed Oil

Method

Finely chop the onion and put half into a saucepan with a teaspoon of rapeseed oil.

Saute the onion over a medium heat until softened and then add the spices and stock cube. Give this a good stir and then add the rice.

Give the rice a good stir and then pour in enough water to just cover the rice about 1ml above the top of the rice. Pop a lid on top and bring the rice to the boil for 1 minute give it a stir and then turn down to a low heat and simmer. Having the lid on top will steam the rice making it light and fluffy.

In a bowl mix the yogurt and tikka paste together, add the salmon fillets and gently coat them throughly in the mixture.

Place the fillets on a greased baking tray and grill for 12-15 mins.

Check the rice, the water should have evaporated by now if so turn off the heat and leave the lid on so the rice can continue to cook. (If there is still alot of liquid in the pan you will have added too much water and will need to turn up the heat again for a bit and cook this for longer.)

Chop the pepper into thin slices and add this to a separate pan with the remaining onion. Fry this over a medium heat until softened.

Once your salmon is cooked remove from the grill. Don’t worry if the salmon has charred slightly this is due to the yogurt,you won’t have burnt the salmon.

Serve the salmon alongside the rice and place the pepper and onion on top along with a sprinkle of coriander. 

Let me know what you think, I’d love to know if you give this a try.