Recipe: Blackened Salmon Salad

Ingredients :

  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 thick slices of ciabatta, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
  • 2 skinless salmon fillets (each weighing about 150g)
  • 2 little gem lettuce or 1 cos lettuce, shredded
  • parmesan cheese shaving, to serve

For the dressing :

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 750ml good quality mayonnaise
  • 5 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions :

  1. Place the garlic cloves into a heavy based frying pan along with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Heat, then add the bread cubes. Toast over a medium heat, tossing frequently, until the cubes are evenly golden brown. Tip them out onto a sheet of kitchen paper, remove the garlic and set aside until needed. Wipe the pan clean.
  2. Now to make the dressing. Place the crushed garlic into a food processor or blender along with the mayonnaise and anchovy fillets and process until smooth. Add a few drops of hot water to thin the dressing o that it is the consistency of double cream. Season to taste with black pepper.
  3. Mix together the cajun seasoning and salt onto a plate and roll the salmon fillets in the seasoning mix until evenly covered. Place the clean frying pan over a high heat and also add the rest of the oil. When the pan is smoking, add the salmon and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until just cooked. Remove from the heat and break into rough pieces.
  4. Pour the dressing into a large bowl. Add the shredded salad leaves and toss well to coat. Arrange the dressed leaves on serving plates. Top with the blackened salmon pieces, garlic croutons and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese shavings. Serve immediately.

Number of servings (yield): 2

Meal type: snack

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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