Main Dish

Chermoula Salmon

Piquant Post’s Chermoula Salmon

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.

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