I love salmon and it's something I can still enjoy on my Gatherer plan. I thought I'd share a recipe I made a while ago, a combination from a few cookbooks and other ideas which, I think, gives the salmon a real zing.
15 cloves of garlic (20 if you can stand it)
small bunch coriander (cilantro) leaves
1 knob fresh root ginger, grated
4-5 lime leaves, roughly chopped
2 tbsp lime juice (or lemon would do)
1 tbsp grated lime zest (again, lemon would do)
1 tbsp red chilli powder (use more or less if you prefer)
1/2 tbsp Garam masala (watch out for avoids, I make mine without coriander)
1/2 tbsp Salt
50ml extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil
100g quark or ricotta (in place of yogurt)
400g Salmon, cut into 1.5 inch cubes
2 tbsp Butter or Ghee
salad, to serve
Make a fine paste of the garlic, coriander, ginger, lime leaves, lime juice, zest, chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Transfer the dry mixture to a non-corrosive bowl and add the oil and quark/ricotta/yogurt. Gently stir in the salmon cubes and marinate for 1 hour.
Spread the marinated salmon out in a baking dish. Top with butter and cook for 10-15 minutes at 200 degrees C, Gas 6. Baste the fish during cooking to keep moist. Serve with a seasonal salad.
I like the freshness of the lemon, the garlic flavour, and the way the quark takes away any bitterness from the spices and brings the dish together.