Salmon makes for an impressive dish especially when cooked as a whole side. For a lush, more snazzy option I might top the fish with some salmon roe if available, but this also works well for weeknight meals using smaller pieces of salmon. Leftovers might find their way into rice paper rolls with the addition of rice vermicelli. The caramel and the undressed salad can be made ahead of time then finished when required.
Recipe Tag: salmon
Cooling cucumber salad with a good amount of heat is one of my favourite things on hot summer days, especially if you can manage to chill it in the fridge for a couple of hours. Don’t worry if you don’t have time, as it is delicious as it is. There is always a jar of Lao Gan Ma chilli oil in my fridge and it’s perfect to use here.
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Mark McAllister created this super summery recipe for Cuisine. Make it well in advance to make meal time easy. We have plated the salad here, but it is also great on a large platter in the middle of the table for all to share. Make a double batch of sauce and keep it in the fridge for later – it’s a great alternative to mayo or aioli.
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Salmon is one of my favourite things to serve for a festive gathering – the rich flavours go a long way and it looks and tastes sensational. An extra bonus is that it can be served hot, warm or cold, making it very versatile.
I used to be nervous of pan-frying salmon, eschewing this method in favour of flash-roasting, but with this straightforward recipe the result is guaranteed crispy-skinned salmon packed with flavour, and the addition of smoky romesco and a light lemony salad rounds it off beautifully.