Grilled salmon with chilli glaze & lime crème fraîche

Grilled salmon with chilli glaze & lime crème fraîche

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(34 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus soaking

Easy

Serves 4
Spice up your midweek meal with this fragrant Mexican recipe

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal529
  • fat37g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre1g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.22g
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Ingredients

  • 6 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 1 small onion, cut into thick slices
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 ancho chilli or large red dried chilli, deseeded and trimmed
    Chillies

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 4 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 4 x 150g skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 lime, zested, then cut into wedges
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 200g crème fraîche or soured cream
  • chopped coriander, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Blacken the whole garlic and the onion slices on all sides in a large, dry non-stick frying pan. Remove, cool briefly, then peel the garlic cloves. Soak the ancho chilli in boiling water for 15 mins, drain, then place in a blender with the sugar, cider vinegar, garlic, onion and some salt and pepper. Whizz to a smooth sauce.

  2. Heat the grill. Brush each salmon fillet liberally with the sauce and save any remaining. Grill for 8 mins. Meanwhile, mix the lime zest with the crème fraîche. Serve the fish with extra chilli sauce, a dollop of the crème fraîche and lime wedges for squeezing over. Sprinkle with coriander, if you like, and serve with green beans or rice and a salad.

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garybath
7th Jun, 2012
5.05
Really delicious. I used a fresh chilli instead of dried which was lovely. Also, used lemon instead of lime because there were no limes left at the supermarket! I served with rice, corriander stirred through and green beans for healthy value. I'm not normally a big salmon fan but this was fantastic, will defo be doing it again, nowhere near as much of a fath as it seems.
sarahfh
13th May, 2012
This recipe is great! The recipe makes more chilli glaze than you need. I saved it in a sealed jar in the fridge and used it mixed with prawns and veg for a great topping to salad. If nothing else I will definitely make the glaze again.
Frantic Flapjack
2nd May, 2012
4.05
I was very sceptical about this before I made it - burnt garlic & onions!! So glad I tried it - it was surprisingly good. Served it with trout fillets instead of the salmon and the lemony rice & peas. Recommended if you want to try something a little different.
flirtinflight
25th Apr, 2012
5.05
This was delicious! Easy to do and quick to prepare. Would cook again!
katcurnock
12th Apr, 2012
5.05
Great recipe. I didn't have cider vinegar, so used red wine vinegar, came out fine. I use this on all manner of meats, including sausage. I wonder though, can the sauce be frozen?
Sarah Jones
8th Jun, 2011
5.05
Loved this thought it would be difficult to cook as different to what we usually cook especially the Ancho Chilli, but was so tasty will be making this again. As others suggested added some lime juice to creme fraiche very good.
irritable
2nd Mar, 2011
4.05
Exceptionally good. Really interesting flavours and certainly good enough to serve for dinner - note I thought the sauce quantitiies should be doubled to have enough for 4 good marinades and a plate garnish.
alisonlawson
29th Jan, 2011
5.05
Fabulous recipe. One of the best salmon dishes I have ever had. Blackening the garlic and onion is a bit time consuming but very worth it. A lovely dish for entertaining. I always make the amount of sauce for four, even when serving two. I then use it on chicken fillets a few days later. They are delicious too.
alizehs
3rd Dec, 2010
5.05
This was such a huge hit with my family. Absolutely loved it. Added few more chilies and lime juice to the sour cream as per someone's comment...it went beautifully well with a healthy salad. I'm definately making it again next week for my dinner party.
eleanormayo
1st Sep, 2010
3.05
I made this as instructed, but used fresh chilli as didn't have any dried. Blackening the onion and garlic was a bit of a fag to be honest, but it proved very popular with my guests. It was fine, but am not sure I would bother doing again.

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