Last week I went to a place called 'The Salmon Shop' and came back heavily loaded, I'm determined to eat all the 30 salmon cutlets in a different way! This is an original recipe I came up with, note the amount of chili and pepper gives quite a spicy result, some might like to reduce the quantity.
- 500 g salmon steaks
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 1⁄4 cup crushed tomatoes
- 4 teaspoons malt vinegar
- 4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1⁄4 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon chili flakes
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 4 sprigs parsley, chopped
- Crush strawberries in a mortar & pestle. Don't go overboard because the sauce looks nicer with a thick texture.
- Mix all ingredients except salmon, oil and garlic well in a bowl and place in refrigerator (can be done ahead of time).
- Cook Salmon on a BBQ or grill. I used a medium BBQ plate for around seven minutes a side.
- Place garic and olive oil in a saucepan and place over medium heat.
- Lightly sautee garlic for five minutes.
- Add the sauce mix to saucepan.
- Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Don't let the sauce boil hard, just simmer.
- Once the fish is cooked plate up and pour over the sauce.
- Serve with fresh salad and/or light vegetables.
This is an excellent entree to serve to guests, and I bet they have never had it! My guests loved it and asked for the recipe so they can have it often. No better compliment than that! I served the steaks with a Strawberry and glazed pecan Salad with Raspberry dressing and it was an amazing meal!
This is a wonderful sauce for salmon it all works really well together. I love the combination of the strawberries with the herbs and vinegar and then the spice from the chili flakes. The only 2 things I did different was to serve it on a salmon fillet and I also added a pinch of sugar to the sauce. This is something I would never have thought of doing Peter and especially not to go with salmon but it really works so well. I served ours over salad garnished with some extra strawberries and it made for a superb dinner. Cheers Peter.
I enjoyed this dish the other night, and I must say it was fabulous. The only thing if anything I would change would be to try it with a salmon fillet instead o f a steak. The mix of flavors were wonderfully textured and tasty. I would certainly prepare this for my family and/or company. I especially enjoyed the subtle but aromatic flavors in the strawberry sauce. It isn't often that you think of fruit and fish in this particular way. I would recommend trying this dish to anyone who enjoys fish.