Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Moroccan Salmon, Cilantro/Garlic Jasmine Rice, Roasted Garlic/Dijon Dressing

Salmon for dinner tonight --- Gee, I don't like salmon! I eat salmon so often, partly because of the health benefits, but also because it doesn't take too long to prepare. When the weather is beautiful, I try to stay outside most of the day, which means less time recipe hunting online. So, I always have a salmon waiting in the freezer. It thaws fast, cooks fast, tastes great, what more could I ask for? Lobster? True, that would be good as well. :)

Moroccan Salmon Recipe

  • 1 wild salmon (1 or 1 1/2 lbs)
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • Oil
  • Pepper

Sprinkle salmon with spices, drizzle on some oil and rub the spices out evenly. Top with cilantro and parsley and a little more oil. Cook in the oven, or on a grill until finished (about 15 minutes). Serve with a lemon.

I love jasmine rice, it always cooks perfectly
Jasmine Rice Recipe

  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 3/4 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons of butter
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro

Add the garlic and butter to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook for a few seconds until fragrant then add the water. Bring the water to a boil and slowly stir in the rice. Bring to a boil again and turn down heat to a simmer, quickly stir in the cilantro, cover and cook for 9 minutes. Remove from heat, uncover, fluff the rice with a fork and leave uncovered to "dry" for 5-10 minutes.

The rice will make your entire house smell heavenly, I promise.

The dressing for the salad was easy to make. I didn't measure it out because I tend to taste dressing as I go along. Just add oil and vinegar in the typical ratio that you use (3 oil, 1 vinegar). I used rice vinegar, but next time I will probably replace the vinegar with lemon juice. If you're making enough dressing for roughly 3 people, then add about 1/2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard, a tiny bit of honey, some s/p, and around 4 cloves of roasted garlic (maybe more depending on the size). Put everything into a blender and blend well. The color should be a pretty pale yellow. Pour over your favorite lettuce.

Linking to: Hearth and Soul, Tasty Tuesday, and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.


Mary said...

What a quick and lovely meal. The rice sounds especially delicious. I am new to your blog, but I plan to be back often. I love the food and recipes you feature here. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Elsa said...

Thank you! I just finished looking at your blog as well. The pictures are gorgeous and the food looks delicious. I will definitely try them! :)

wacki04 said...

Thanks for sharing, it looks great! I'd love for you to stop by What's Cooking Wednesday (http://thekingscourt4.blogspot.com/2010/09/whats-cooking-wednesday-92910.html) to share one of your recipes! Hope to see you there!

girlichef said...

This is a great meal...quick, healthy, satisfying,& delicious! So glad you shared it with the hearth and soul hop this week :)

Butterpoweredbike said...

Elsa! Thank you so much for linking up with the Hearth and Soul hop this week. I love the flavors of this dish, and I'm super excited because I just saw that the good wild salmon is on sale this week, so guess what I'll be trying?

Karen said...

I'm always on the lookout for new flavors to use with salmon...these sound great! I love it too for it's quickness and versatility. Looks good!

Elsa said...

Thanks everyone! And thanks for the invite, I linked my last post.

I would never pass up a salmon sale! Stock up! :) I loved this salmon recipe, but my favorite recipe is the Salmon with Cilantro and Cumin. It's posted under the seafood section. I highly recommend that recipe as well.

Christy said...

Salmon is such a great "fast food". I think your dressing sounds so delicious, especially the roasted garlic - yum! Thanks for linking this to the Hearth and Soul Hop!

a moderate life said...

HI Elsa! So glad you could join us on the hearth and soul hop! I love when new blogs come knocking on the door to link up because then I get to check them out and see all their buried treasures! I am now following your lovely blog. I am not much of a fish person, but salmon and tilapia I can do. Your fish photo looks spectacular and actually made me think, I should cook some soon! thanks again for sharing on the hearth and soul hop and I look forward to learning more about you! Alex@amoderatelife

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