Interestingly enough, I had an extremely slow, and boring day at work… which gave me ample time to figure out what to cook for dinner tonight.
I told the Boy that I was going to cook fish, but I wanted to try something different and not just a simple pan fried dish.
So I trawled the Nets to find how to make salsa… the kind that is so delicious that vegetable haters (that’s me) would put their hands up for more!
This is my version of a Pan Fried Salmon with Tomato and Chilli Salsa Dressing
2 salmon fillets, extra virgin olive oil, olive oil, sugar, salt, cracked black pepper, basil, red onion (half), tomatoes (2), 1 Lemon, 1 chilli, 2 cloves of garlic and some asparagus (all these were on special… minus the onion and lemon =))
Marinate the fish fillets with sea salt and pepper and set aside… (pat them really dry first)
Chop the tomatoes into small pieces (1cm) and wash away all the seeds.
Chop the chilli and the garlic as well into really small minced sized.
Squeeze 1 lemon into the chopped tomatoes whilst you are chopping everything else up
Add in all the chopped bits, including the red onion (I only used half because the Boy hates onions)
Add in the chopped Basil, and mix well.
Add about 2-3 tablespoons of extra olive virgin oil and continue mixing. Set aside and allow to sit for around 30-40minutes (to infuse).
Heat up the griller, and add some olive oil and butter.
Add the fish and start sizzling!
Whilst the fish is sizzling, start preparing the plate.
I had extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar drizzled around the plate, and a tablespoon of the salsa on the middle of the plate :>
Set the cooked fish onto the plate
Grill the asparagus stalks as well and decorate with the salsa…
Delicious and extremely healthy in my opinion… even the Boy who hates raw food ate everything up =)))