Chermoula Salmon Recipe

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This delightful salmon recipe teaches the technique of pan-basting for faster cooking and achieving a crispy layer on juicy fish. Serve over a bed of lightly dressed mixed greens or grains with plenty of lemon on the side for an easy but flavorful meal.

Chermoula Salmon

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Salmon is an oily fish, but full of important oils that are healthy like omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin D, and a lot of protein.  Salmon is heart-healthy and full of happy B-12 vitamins that not only help you to stay awake but to also feel happier! 

A serving of salmon — 3 to 4 ounces — is about 200 calories. It’s very low in saturated fat and a good source of protein. It’s also bursting in potassium and other nutrients like iron.

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Chermoula Salmon


 

CategoryMain DishDifficultyIntermediate
Prep Time15 minsCook Time8 minsTotal Time23 mins


The great folks at Piquant Post have shared this amazing recipe with us. We hope you will give them a look. I LOVE giving their boxes as gifts.

Originating from North Africa, Chermoula is a flavor-packed marinade and condiment typically served with grilled or fried fish. Traditionally made by hand-grinding fresh herbs like cilantro and parsley together with garlic, preserved lemon and spices, the resulting pungent sauce can be spooned on fish as a marinade before cooking and also served table side as a lovely condiment.

We've done the hard work up-front by curating classic Moroccan spices and fresh-dried herbs to create a Chermoula spice blend that can be used directly as a rub or as a base for a more authentic Chermoula-herb sauce. Paprika, cumin, garlic, and cayenne pepper provide classic earthy-spicy-savory notes that you need in any Chermoula sauce, while the cilantro and parsley provide the herbaceous base. The flavors are punctuated by subtle, cooling spearmint and a citrus note from lemon peel.

This recipe for a Moroccan inspired pan-seared salmon teaches you the technique of pan-basting for faster cooking and for achieving a crispy layer on juicy fish. Serve over a bed of lightly dressed mixed greens or grains with plenty of lemon on the side. See the digital recipe for a link to a recipe to make the authentic Chermoula herb sauce.


 1.5 lbs salmon filets, skin on & portioned into 4 pieces
 2 tbsp Chermoula Spice
 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 divided 1 tbsp lemon juice (~1/2 lemon, reserve other half of lemon for wedges)
 1/4 tsp kosher salt
 zest from 1/2 lemon
 2 tbsp of chopped cilantro (optional)



1

Step 1: Pat salmon dry with a paper towel to absorb moisture. Mix Chermoula spice, salt, lemon juice and 2 Tbsp oil in a small bowl.

Step 2: Spread mixture over flesh of salmon (not the skin). Let sit for 10 mins to marinate.

Step 3: Heat a large non-stick or cast-iron pan on MedHigh. When pan is hot add 1 TBSP oil and turn down heat to Med. Sear the fish skin-side down. Using a spoon, periodically baste the salmon for 3-4 mins using the oil in the pan (tipping the pan to gather oil if needed).

Step 4: Carefully flip the salmon using a spatula to skin-side up. Cook for 2 more mins. Remove salmon from heat and serve over lightly dressed mixed greens. Garnish salmon with cilantro, lemon zest, and lemon wedges.

 

Ingredients

 1.5 lbs salmon filets, skin on & portioned into 4 pieces
 2 tbsp Chermoula Spice
 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 divided 1 tbsp lemon juice (~1/2 lemon, reserve other half of lemon for wedges)
 1/4 tsp kosher salt
 zest from 1/2 lemon
 2 tbsp of chopped cilantro (optional)

Directions

1

Step 1: Pat salmon dry with a paper towel to absorb moisture. Mix Chermoula spice, salt, lemon juice and 2 Tbsp oil in a small bowl.

Step 2: Spread mixture over flesh of salmon (not the skin). Let sit for 10 mins to marinate.

Step 3: Heat a large non-stick or cast-iron pan on MedHigh. When pan is hot add 1 TBSP oil and turn down heat to Med. Sear the fish skin-side down. Using a spoon, periodically baste the salmon for 3-4 mins using the oil in the pan (tipping the pan to gather oil if needed).

Step 4: Carefully flip the salmon using a spatula to skin-side up. Cook for 2 more mins. Remove salmon from heat and serve over lightly dressed mixed greens. Garnish salmon with cilantro, lemon zest, and lemon wedges.

Piquant Post's Chermoula Salmon

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