Sunday, January 20, 2013

Salmon Steaks in Chraimeh Sauce

The sauce part of this recipe has been adapted to TMX from Yotam Ottolenghi's book Jerusalem.  There are 2 very good things about this recipe,  first it can be made ahead and secondly,  you can adjust the spiciness to suit your taste.  To convert to TMX,  I have  without any detriment to the end result,   changed the order of the  original process.
The Salmon is lightly grilled in a pan,  on top of the stove and when par cooked ,  the sauce is poured around the salmon and finished cooking in the pan , with the lid on.

4 serves. ( could easily double the recipe )

Into TMX bowl, add 1 Tablespoon of caraway seeds and roast, 5 mins/100/speed 1.
Add to bowl, 6 cloves of garlic,
                   2 teaspoons of sweet paprika
                    1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cumin
                   1/3 teaspoon of Cayenne
                   1/3 of ground cinnamon
                    1 green chilli, ( I used a pinch of chilli flakes and 50g of red capsicum pepper)
                   1 tablespoon of 0il.
Zap to form a thick paste,   then add
                   150 mls of water
                   3 tablespoons of tomato puree
                   2 teaspoons of sugar
                    2 Tablespoons of lemon juice.

Zap again to form a sauce.

Dust salmon with flour.
Brown salmon in hot pan in a little oil,  on all sides.
Pour sauce around Salmon,  put lid on pan and simmer until cooked to your liking.
Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon wedges.
Serve with fresh white bread and salad.

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