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Lightly smoked salmon with orange & rhubarb salad

Lightly smoked salmon with orange & rhubarb salad

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus marinating

Easy

Serves 2
The Saturday Kitchen host serves up tart fruit with nutritious oily fish - a light and stylish lunch for two

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal572
  • fat44g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre2g
  • protein35g
  • salt1.2g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp juniper berry
  • 1 tsp black peppercorn
  • 2 lightly smoked salmon fillet (if you can't find them, normal salmon is fine)
  • 2 tsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

For the salad

  • 1 orange

    Orange

    or-ange

    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 2 sticks rhubarb, shredded into thin batons

    Rhubarb

    roo-barb

    Botanically, rhubarb is a vegetable (it's related to sorrel and dock) but its thick, fleshy…

  • large handful watercress

    Watercress

    wort-er-cress

    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • 50ml extra virgin olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

Method

  1. To start the salad, slice the top and bottom off the orange, then cut away all the zest and pith. Holding over a bowl, cut the segments free by slicing between the membranes, catching all the juices and segments. Add the rhubarb to the bowl, then allow to stand for 15 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, roughly grind the juniper berries and peppercorns using a pestle and mortar. Put the salmon on a baking sheet, rub the flesh with oil, then spread on the crushed juniper mix. Heat the grill to medium and cook the salmon for 6-7 mins, making sure the rub doesn’t burn.

  3. To finish the salad, add watercress and extra virgin olive oil to the rhubarb and orange, give it a good stir, then serve with the salmon.

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Comments (3)

lseastwood's picture
2.5

The best thing about this recipe was the salmon filet which was largely unchanged from when it was bought. The pepper rub did work well with it. The raw rhubarb was odd and didn't add anything flavour-wise. Overall I was disappointed with this recipe and wouldn't make it again.

lseastwood's picture
2.5

The best thing about this salad was the salmon filet, which was largely unchanged from how it was bought and the pepper rub worked well with it. The raw rhubarb was odd and didn't add anything flavour-wise. Overall I was disappointed with the recipe and wouldn't bother again.

goggleeyedsalmon's picture
4

Good flavours. I am not a salad lover but this is good.

Grind the juniper and pepper up finely, otherwise it can be a bit overpowering.

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