Saturday, March 10, 2007

Tamarind Glazed Salmon

I recently discovered some great tamarind paste at my local Vietnamese store, so you'll probably see a few more recipes using this tasty ingredient over the next few weeks.

This was my first dish using it and I loved it. The tamarind and fresh cilantro are perfect for salmon, and this is yet another quick and easy dish that takes about 20 minutes to make (not including marinating time). I actually loved this fish so much that I made it for dinner one night, and then made another batch the next day so I could take some into work for lunch.

No matter what time of day you eat this, I'm sure it's another salmon dish you're bound to enjoy.

Tamarind Glazed Salmon

Tamarind Glazed Salmon
2 salmon fillets
1 tbsp fresh cilantro
1 tbsp tamarind paste
2 tsp water
pinch of sea salt
1/2 tsp cumin seed
1/2 tsp coriander seed
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Place salmon fillets in a ziploc bag or in a shallow dish. In a food processor, process cilantro, tamarind, and water until cilantro is well chopped. In a small skillet over high heat, toast cumin and coriander seed until fragrant. In a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle, grind until fine. Add to processor, along with salt and cayenne pepper, and pulse until mixed. Pour marinade over salmon and marinate at least 30 minutes. Preheat broiler, and place fillets in oiled shallow baking dish. Broil until done, about 4-5 minutes each side. Serve and enjoy!


Andreea said...

oh this looks delicious. and i am always looking out for new salmon recipes.

Toni said...

There's no such thing as too many good salmon recipes. This looks fantastic - doubly so because it takes so little time!

Anonymous said...

after you marinate, do you put the salmon on the baking dish with the marinade? or do you "shake" most of it off?

love your blog BTW

Anonymous said...

Okay, cue the Twilight Zone theme. When I did a salmon post back in December, I photographed it on exactly the same plate.

This sounds amazing. You say to marinate it for at least 30 minutes. Is there a high end on the time limit? Could I start it in the morning to cook that evening, or would that be overdoing it?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! This was fantastic. I ended up marinating the salmon overnight and steaming it.

billow said...

We just made this for dinner. It was DELICIOUS!! So good and flavorful!