Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Jamie Oliver Salmon

For those of you who are not on board yet, Jamie Oliver is an amazing chef and an even more amazing person for campaigning a Food Revolution. He's got this show on ABC appropriately called, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution and it's such a great inspiration for us all to take better care of ourselves by really looking at what we put inside. I'm pretty much in love with this guy because he's so passionate about cooking healthy delicious food that anyone can make and enjoy at any age.

So now that I've properly plugged my fantasy husband, I'd like to share that I was browsing his site and came upon a pretty easy salmon dish. Technically it's called "crispy barbecued side of salmon with cucumber yoghurt." Pretty long title, huh? Don't worry, the steps were easy peasy.

Here are the ingredients I used:
  • salmon with skin on
  • crushed garlic (which the recipe didn't call for, but I LOVE garlic so in it went)
  • chopped basil
  • chopped mint
  • cucumber
  • plain yogurt
  • lemon zest and juice
  • salt & pepper
  • red pepper flakes (cuz I couldn't find a red pepper, sadness)
  • olive oil
Here's my salmon with the extra added garlic on top:
Slather on that garlic yo!

Cucumber with yogurt:
Side note: Do not over yogurt this sucker. I mean, you can barely make out the cucumbers, right?
Confession: I put extra mint leaves for the photo cuz it was blinding white and was not attractivo.

Oh, I made some couscous to throw on the side. I just LOVE couscous! Literally one of the easiest things to cook. EVER! EVER!

And my beautiful plating, yet again:
I bet if I let salmon with the basil, garlic and lemon sit longer, it would be much tastier. The skin was pretty crispy and delicious by itself, so overall, a pretty delectable dinner. Next time, less yogurt and more couscous.

Anyone have a favorite way they prepare their salmon? I think it would be nice for me to branch out from continuously seasoning meats with garlic. What say you?


  1. i think you need to try some of my garlic samples with that fish dish! oh jamie, i love thee!!

  2. This looks amazing. Do you need a seasoning other than garlic? :)

    I have no idea how to season meat otherwise?

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