Spiced Baked Salmon - Pomegranate Raita

This Spiced Baked Salmon is rubbed with an Indian inspired spice rub, marinated in the fridge for a few hours, then baked. A pomegranate raita is a perfect foil to cool off the spice with a little tart sweetness from pomegranate.

SPICED BAKED SALMON

  • 1 tsp fennel seed

  • 1 tsp cardamom seed

  • tsp coriander seed

  • 2 whole cloves

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp kosher salt

  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns

  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes.

  • 1 1 lb salmon fillet, skin on

POMEGRANATE RAITA

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek or Balkan style yogurt

  • 2 tbsp chopped mint

  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

DIRECTIONS

1. Using a mortar & pestle, or a spice grinder, combine all spices and grind to a powder. Rub spice mixture over salmon fillet. Cover fillet in plastic wrap and refrigerate 5-6 hours.

2. Preheat oven to 400°. Put salmon fillet on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in centre of oven for 15 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily with a fork and the spice rub forms a crust.

3. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, mint, cilantro, salt, lemon juice and pomegranate seeds.

4. Serve salmon hot, with raita.


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