Salmon is one of those ubiquitous fishes that seems to pervade our lives along with cod and tuna, and I would argue it’s the most versatile. Put it in a burger? Check. A steak? Check. Risotto? Check. Bagel with Cream Cheese? Ohhh, you betcha! As much as these uses are fabulous, simply grilling a fillet of salmon with a sweet glaze is in itself an incredible meal.
The lentil base to this dish is also bursting with flavour, while also being incredibly low-carb and filling, if you’re that way inclined. And the entire thing takes about 15 minutes to put together, so on those busy weekday evenings it’s a surefire success.
- Boneless salmon fillets
- Green beans
- Red onion
- Green lentils (around 1/2 cup per person)
- Oyster sauce
- Chilli flakes
- Miso paste (1tsp per fillet or so)
- A few drops of Soy Sauce
- A drizzle of balsamic vinegar
- Mirin (for optional sweetness, if not substitute for a 1/4 teaspoon of honey per fillet)
- Salt and pepper
For the Dill Cream Topping
- Double Cream
- Dried Dill
- Dice your onion and carrot to around 1cm cubes and gently fry over a very low heat in a little oil in a large frying pan. Sprinkle with a little salt and toss/stir regularly to prevent sticking and ensure even cooking.
- After around 7-8 minutes, when the onions and carrots are softening, slice the green beans and add to the pan along with the green lentils and continue to stir.
- Add a few spoonfuls of oyster sauce and chilli flakes to taste. Continue stirring over the low heat, and if it starts to stick to the bottom add a few spoonfuls of water to release it.
- Combine the miso paste with a few drops of sauce sauce, a generous drizzle of balsamic vinegar and a teaspoon or two of mirin. Stir thoroughly and brush onto the salmon fillets.
- Place salmon on a lightly oiled baking tray and grill for around 5-7 minutes on a high heat, until cooked through. You may wish to repaint with the glaze halfway through for a real burst of flavour.
- To make the dill cream topping, simple add a teaspoon of dried dill to 1/8 cup double cream per person and reduce over a low heat until thickened.