Warm Sesame Salmon Salad

There are some evenings you just need something light and healthy for supper. The problem with salad is that it can often be dull and uninspiring, but adding in different textures and flavours can really elevate a salad to something much more filling and luxurious, without necessarily adding carbs. This protein- packed warm salad is a perfect example. 

  
You will need: 

A handful of lettuce

1 medium carrot 

1/2 large red pepper

Chopped cucumber, a piece about 3 inches is a good starting point 

Any other vegetables you love to add to a salad! I know I’m not normal but I can’t deal with raw tomatoes, so feel free to add them liberally if that’s your bag…

1 egg, soft boiled (I aim for 4 minutes on a rolling boil, then immediately cool in cold water before peeling and slicing)

  
1 salmon fillet 

1 clove garlic, grated

1 knob ginger, grated

1 tsp honey 

1 tsp soy sauce

1 tsp shaohsing rice wine vinegar

1 tsp chilli sauce or sriracha 

Couple of drops sesame oil

Couple of drops lemon juice

1 heaped tsp sesame seeds 

 
1. Prepare the marinade by mixing together the wet ingredients, including the garlic and ginger. 

2. Set the salmon in a piece of foil and drench in the marinade. Allow to sit for 10 minutes or so.

  
3 Preheat the oven to 180c and prepare the vegetables and boiled egg, if you haven’t already done so, adding the cooled egg slices to the salad and getting some really beautiful colours! Now you’re getting excited about that salad!

  
4. Just before putting the salmon in the oven, sprinkle the sesame seeds over the top, and bring the sides of he foil in towards the salmon so it’s in a little foil basket. This will help to prevent the marinade burning. 

  
6. Bake in the oven for around 8 minutes, or until just cooked, then remove from the oven and flake with a fork. Add to the top of the salad, pouring out any excess marinade as a sort of warm dressing, and enjoy!

  

3 thoughts on “Warm Sesame Salmon Salad

  1. Popcorn and Chocolate says:

    This looks so good! The sauce on the salmon looks especially delicious! I struggle, especially in the winter, because I want something warm and comforting for dinner, but I don’t want something too heavy. This looks like a great solution!

    1. Thank you! Please make it! There’s something about adding something hot on top that makes it feel more filling and hearty. One of my favourite local restaurants makes an amazing warm duck salad with an orange dressing and pinenuts that are toasted and caramely…I’m desperate to try to recreate it

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