Cumin-Fennel Rubbed Salmon with Fennel-Parsley Salad

  • Prep Time : 30 min
  • Ready Time : 30 min

Servings

4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/4 pounds center-cut, skinless salmon filet
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 fennel bulb, halved, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425°. In a spice grinder, pulse the fennel seeds, cumin seeds and grated lemon zest until finely ground. Season the salmon with salt and pepper, brush one side of the fillet with 1 tablespoon of the Dijon mustard and coat with the ground spice mixture.

In a large, ovenproof, nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the salmon, coated side down, and cook over moderately high heat until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Carefully flip the salmon. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast for about 10 minutes, until the salmon is just cooked through. Transfer the salmon to a cutting board.

In a large bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the remaining 1 teaspoon of mustard and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Season the dressing with salt and pepper. Add the sliced fennel and parsley leaves and toss. Cut the salmon into 4 pieces and serve right away with the fennel salad.

Source: Food and Wine

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