This was a meal for just the husband and I. I really need to incorporate more fish into our diet. I didn’t grow up eating a lot of fish and don’t naturally think about cooking it. I had heard that salmon was a great easy dish to prepare and I absolutely concur.
I love dukkah so decided to combine this with the salmon for extra flavour and it tasted delicious.
You could serve the salmon with your favourite veggies or salad. I opted for some simple crunchy potatoes and flavoursome sautéed garlic baby spinach.
- 500 grams salmon fillets
- ½ cup dukkah
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 6 potatoes
- 240 grams baby spinach
- 1 clove garlic
- 3 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cooking the potatoes this way will take about 1.5 hours, so you need to make a start on these well before cooking anything else.
- Cut potatoes into even size pieces and place them into a steamer. Cook for about 15 minutes. They need to have cooked, but not be too soft.
- Once the potatoes have been cooked enough, place them onto trays lined with baking paper. Allow them to cool for about 10 - 15 minutes. I find letting them "dry off" a bit first before coating with coconut oil and cooking them, means they turn out a little more crunchy. ￼
- Brush potato with 2 tbsp of the coconut oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. ￼
- Pop them in the oven and they will take about an hour to cook. Turn after 30 minutes, so they are evenly cooked.
- Ensure the salmon fillets have no skin on them. Place them in a large flat dish and sprinkle them with ¼ cup dukkah. Press down firmly with your hands. Turn salmon over and sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup dukkah.
- Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil to a large frying pan and melt on a medium heat. Cook the salmon for 2 -3 minutes each side. To check if cooked through you can gently break open a thicker piece of salmon.
- Remove from pan and place on plate, cover with foil if other veggies aren’t ready or serve straight away with potatoes and spinach.
- This cooks quite quickly so you can cook this once you have the salmon on and cooking.
- Heat 1 tbsp of the coconut oil in a large frying pan on medium high.
- Crush garlic and fry for 1 - 2 minutes stirring constantly.
- Add baby spinach and cook for 3 - 4 minutes stirring constantly. Add salt while cooking.
- Remove from heat and serve immediately.
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