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Spiced Pan-Grilled Salmon recipe

Spiced Pan-Grilled Salmon

by Leena Kohli (@leenakohli)
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Prep Time
2hr
Cook Time
20min
Total Time
2hr 20min
IndianLunchDinnerSideMeatGluten-FreeSeafood

Our Spiced Pan-Grilled Salmon is the perfect dish to kick off your week. It's simple, but it packs a ton of flavor. The combination of aromatic spices and delicate balance of heat make this a dish that's sure to impress your friends and family. We recommend serving it with a salad or rice.

Ingredients

4 Servings
  • 750g
    Skinless Salmon (3-4inch pieces)
  • 4
    Lemon Wedges
  • 1tsp
    Mixed Herbs (optional)

For Marination

  • 2tbsp
    Lemon Juice
  • 2tbsp
    Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1/2tsp
    Turmeric Powder
  • 3tbsp
    Cooking Oil
  • 3tbsp
    Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1tsp
    Cinnamon Powder
  • 1tsp
    Black Peppercorn (coarsely ground)
  • 3/4cup
    Thick Yogurt/Curd
  • 1tsp
    Salt
  • 1/4cup
    Water

Method

  1. Wash and pat dry salmon pieces.

    Step 1.1: Wash and pat dry salmon pieces

For Marination

  1. Put the salmon in a large flat bowl and coat the pieces with lemon juice, salt, 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste and turmeric. Let it rest for 10 minutes.

    Step 2.1: Put the salmon in a large flat bowl and coat the pieces with lemon juice, salt, 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste and turmeric
  2. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium flame. Add 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste, kashmiri red chilli powder and water. Stir continuously and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer this mixture to a bowl.

    Step 2.1: Heat oil in a saucepan over medium flame
    Step 2.2: Heat oil in a saucepan over medium flame
  3. Add cinnamon powder, salt, black pepper and yogurt/curd to the bowl. Mix gently and keep aside for later use.

    Step 2.1: Add cinnamon powder, salt, black pepper and yogurt/curd to the bowl
    Step 2.2: Add cinnamon powder, salt, black pepper and yogurt/curd to the bowl
  4. Pour the prepared yogurt mix on the salmon pieces. Gently mix together and ensure salmon pieces are covered evenly.

  5. Let the marinated salmon rest for at least an hour. For better flavour, refrigerate for 2-3 hours for flavours to meld in.

    Step 2.1: Let the marinated salmon rest for at least an hour

For Grilling

  1. Heat a grill pan on medium to high flame. Brush it with oil.

  2. Place the salmon pieces on the pan and let them cook for 5-7 minutes.

  3. Check the underside of the salmon for grill-lines. Once you see the grill-lines, flip the pieces and let them cook again for 5-7 minutes.

  4. Keep turning the salmon every 1-2 minutes till evenly cooked.

  5. Sprinkle the salmon with mixed herbs and toss them gently for a minute in the pan.

    Step 3.1: Sprinkle the salmon with mixed herbs and toss them gently for a minute in the pan
  6. Garnish the salmon with lemon wedges. You can also add lemon wedges with the mixed herbs and toss them on the pan for 1 minute.

  7. Serve hot with the salad, rice, or the dip of your choice.

Tips & Tricks

  1. To check if salmon is cooked, take a sharp knife to peek into the thickest part. If the meat is beggining to fall apart or flake, it is done.

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