Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Rural Thursday - A Lenten (or summer) Recipe

This is from one of my favorite recipe books "The Produce Bible" by Leanne Kitchen.  It should be on every garden lovers bookshelf!  This is linked with "Rural Thursday #4".

Crisp-skinned Salmon with Radish & Cucumber Salad

1 peeled cucumber, cut in half and scoop out seeds with a spoon, and sliced thinly into half moon shapes
2 celery sticks - diced
1 shallot - diced
1 avocado - diced
20 red radishes - halved  (this really depends on the size of your radishes.
1 small handful cilantro leaves


To make the dressing, mix the following and set aside:

1/3 cup olive oil
2 TBSPNS lime juice
1 tspn finely grated lemon zest
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tspn honey
dash of sea salt
dash of freshly ground black pepper

Brush 4 small salmon fillets lightly with olive oil and sprinkle skin with a little salt.  Add about 2 TBSPNS of olive oil to a large frying pan and add salmon skin side down when pan is HOT.   This is the tricky part...

hold a spatula or another frying pan on top of the fillets to keep them flat.  Fry for 1-2 minutes or until skin is crisp and brown all over.  Cook until opaque (this depends upon thickness).  Drain on paper towels.

When cool, use scissors to cut each fillet across the grain into strips.  Break each strip into bite sized pieces.  Add to the salad with the dressing and extra cilantro.  Toss gently.

Now, that is the recipe.  I have to carefully pick the skin off for my family... whatever works.. right?

This is what is on the menu for Friday... we have to give up SO much for lent  :)


izzy said...

Unless the radishes are soooo mild
I cannot approach them- 20 seems
abundant! thanks for the beauty of their photo!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That sounds powerful! I think I'd like this...if I substituted beets ;-)

barbara l. hale said...

Gorgeous radishes! Recipe sounds good!

Mama Zen said...

This has got me craving cucumber!

Tanya said...

oh that sounds delish! i'm going to pin it!

Nancy Claeys said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Rural Thursday, Margaret. This recipe sounds healthy and delicious. :)

gtyyup said...

Sounds delicious...and I'm not a salmon fan. Beautiful color in the radish photo...ready for garden season!!

Ginnie said...

This is actually a recipe that looks to die for!

myheartslovesongs said...

this sounds sooooo good! i am drooling on my keyboard!!!

i got radishes recently for the first time in ages... and i don't know WHY i stopped getting them! the only thing i don't have on hand is the celery so i'll be trying this very soon! thanks so much for sharing!