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Pan Seared Salmon with Pea Mash

Last week was my father in-laws birthday and we went out for dinner to celebrate. We were at a hotel which offered a lovely buffet, full of the usual Asian, Italian, roasts, seafood and a zillion sweets. Unfortunately for me, buffets are out of the question because of cross contamination and all, so I was able to order individually from resident hotel kitchen. I ordered a salmon dish and it was the! I have been craving it all this week and decided to attempt recreating it in the hopes to share it with all of you. This is what I came up with and although it is not a dead ringer, it is pretty darn close!

The bulk of the cooking effort lies with the mashed peas. In saying that, from prep to cooking time of the peas would be maybe 10 minutes if that so I think it’s safe to stipulate this is a pretty quick and easy dish. I hope you all enjoy it and for all the Melbournians, enjoy your long weekend and I wish you luck with the Melbourne Cup! ~xoxo

Pan seared Salmon with Pea mash
(Serves 2)

2x 220g salmon fillets

2 tbsp olive oil

1 shallot or half a red onion, finely diced

2 garlic cloves, finely diced

2 1/2 cups frozen peas

½ cup chicken stock

¼ cup fresh mint

Zest of 1 lemon and the juice of half the lemon

Salt and pepper

1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half

3-4 bocconcini balls roughly torn

1-2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 180C

In a medium sized saucepan heat up 1 tablespoon of oil over a medium heat

Add the red onion and sauté for several minute until translucent

Add the garlic, peas and the stock and simmer for 5 minutes until the peas are tender

With the heat off, add the mint, salt, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper

Either blend the peas with a stick blender or a stand blender to the desired texture

If you didn’t have much water released from the frozen peas, you may need to add a splash more water to loosen the mixture

Season both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper

In a medium sized pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil on a high flame

Place the salmon skin side up in the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Flip salmon over and cook for a further minute before placing in oven. Allow to cook for approx 3-4 minutes until cooked then place aside

For the salad, combine all the ingredients

Too make this look super pretty, create a bed of pea smash, place the salmon on top and flourish with the salad


2 comments on “Pan Seared Salmon with Pea Mash

  1. pinkiebag
    October 31, 2015

    A lovely tea. The pea mash looks amazing, one to try. Thanks for sharing.

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