Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Tangy Tomato Rice or with a Tasty Side of Hot and Sour Vinegar Sauce

Chitra Pal Grilled Salmon with Tomato Rice
Two in One Recipe :-
This recipe is for Grilled Salmon served with tomato rice or with a tasty side dish of tangy bell pepper sauce. It’s just few more ingredients and you can make a little variation in your next dinner or lunch.

Serve it to your loved ones instead of waiting to go a fancy restaurant for this fabulous dish or invite your friends over and believe me they will be your fan after this.

· Two cups of soaked rice ( soak only for 30 minutes before cooking)
· 1 cup of tomato sauce
· 1 cup of fresh mix vegetables- for different colors ( Capsicum, Carrots, Peas, Corn)
· Vegetable/Olive Oil
· 1 tsp. Cumin/Zeera powder
· Salt to taste
· 1 tsp of red chili powder
· Fresh chopped cilantro/coriander/dhaniya

For Marinating Fish:-
· Two Fillets Atlantic Salmon (cut in two pieces each- Dinner for four)
· Juice of 1 Lemon, and take lemon zest for same.
· 1 tsp. lime zest
· 2 garlic cloves minced very thinly
· Salt & Pepper to taste
· 2 tsp. of Olive oil
· ½ tsp. of red chili powder
· 1 tsp. of vinegar1 tsp. hot sauce.

· Mix all the ingredients for marinating and marinate the fish for 1 night before
or 7-8 hrs before you cook.
· Take a non stick skillet and add zeera/cumin seeds to 2 tsp of vegetable/olive oil.
· Now add salt and red chili powder.
· Add mix vegetables and let them cook till they turn crispy light brown.
· Now add tomato puree/sauce to it and let it cook for 2-5 minutes.
· Add soaked rice to it without water and stir it for two minutes until each rice grain is
coated with your mixture.
· Now add 1 to 1 ½ cups of water and let it cook till 15-20 minutes.

Cooking Fish:-

Till Rice cooks start with fish.
· Spray non stick oil spray on a grilled pan/plate (if you don’t have a grilled pan you can
use non stick skillet also)
· When it is medium heated add the fish, do not add sauce just fish. Let the fish cook on
each side for 3-5 minutes until it is golden brown. If you flip before this fish will not be
cooked properly and will break while flipping. For Sauce
· Heat on low heat leftover marinating sauce and 2 tsp of vinegar and 1 tsp. of
Serve rice with Salmon in individual plates and garnish with spicy and sour sauce on it.
Chitra Pal Grilled Salmon with Bell Peppers
Next Day Lunch or Dinner :-

Now you can make this as next day lunch or next day dinner with slight additions. Cook Fish as referred above and cook tasty side dish with it.

For Sauce:-
· 1 yellow and 1 green bell pepper chopped roughly in size
· 2 tsp of vinegar
· 2 tsp of hot sauce
· Vegetable/Canola/Olive oil (except mustard oil)
· ¼ cup of Water

. Take another non stick skillet, add ½ tsp of oil.
· Add chopped bell peppers.
· Now let them cook 5-10 minutes till they turn little pink brown on low heat.
· Now add ¼ cup of water and let it cook for 5 minutes.
· After they are cooked keep them aside and add salt and pepper to taste and let it sit
till pulao is ready.
· Now add hot sauce and vinegar to them and stir it so that each bell pepper is coated with
Serve with Grilled Salmon on hot and sour bell peppers bed and garnish with the sauce.

This could be romantic dinner special for Valentine's Day :)

-Chitra Pal