Posted by: Hil | October 7, 2008

Tandoori Salmon and Roasted Broccoflower

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This dinner is a favorite at the in-laws house.  It’s easy and highly flavorful.  Although salmon is not the most authentic vehicle for tandoori sauce, it tastes delicious and requires less marinade time than chicken.  The end result is tender and extremely flavorful.

First we start with a good piece of salmon and place it on a large piece of foil.  I am very picky about my salmon and only buy fresh wild stuff if I can possibly help it.  Once you’ve had really good wild salmon, the other stuff just doesn’t taste as good.  And look at the color!  Good salmon should not be pale pink or peach; it should be a deep, orange-ish red.  And while I have no evidence that it is bad for you, I refuse to buy salmon that has added colorings…the flavor is usually very bland.  This is a piece wild Alaskan salmon from Costco.

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Next, you mix up your marinade, which is a blend of yogurt and spices.  You can get tandoori mix either in dry form or in paste form in a jar in the ethnic foods aisle of the grocery store, usually near curries.  Your package will have specific instructions on the appropriate yogurt to spice ratio.

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Next, you give your salmon a generous slather with the tandoori marinade.  Wrap it into a nice foil package and put it in the fridge to marinade.  With most meats, you’ll want to start in the morning if you are going to cook it at night, but you can get away with marinating salmon for just an hour or two.

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When you are ready to cook the salmon, you can either place it on the grill or cook it in the oven.  This piece took about 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  It’s done when it flakes under a fork.

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Served with roasted broccoflower…

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…and a homemade mango lassi.

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Responses

  1. That marinade looks fantastic and so does the broccoli. I always love your food 🙂

  2. Broccoflower + Mango lassi = fabulous!!

  3. i loveee salmon and that recipe looks DELICIOUS!

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