Hot smoked salmon with an amazing chilli salsa

Hot Smoked Salmon with Chilli Salsa

Serves 2

  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary

  • a few sprigs fresh sage

  • 2 x 200 g wild or organic salmon fillets, from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger, skin on

  • sea salt

  • olive oil

  • 1 lime , halved

  • a few whole coriander leaves

  • For the chilli salsa

  • 1-2 fresh red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped

  • 2-3 medium-sized ripe tomatoes, deseeded and diced

  • ½ cucumber, peeled and finely diced

  • juice of 1 lime

  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced

  • 1 small handful coriander leaves, picked and chopped

  • 1 avocado, stoned, peeled and chopped

  • extra virgin olive oil

Get yourself a biscuit tin and place a handful or two of wood shavings into the tin, followed by your rosemary and sage sprigs. Place your wire rack in the tin, so it sits about halfway down, or bend some chicken wire to fit. Carefully pierce the lid of the tin five or six times with a screwdriver.



Most salmon fillets come around the same size and thickness, so their cooking times are similar. Sprinkle the salmon fillets with salt and rub with a drizzle of olive oil. Then lay them skin side down on top of the wire (this acts like a grill rack) and put the lid on the tin. Place it on the hob, over a medium heat, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. After a couple of minutes it will start to smoke a bit.



While the fish is cooking, mix all the salsa ingredients together – you can go as light or as heavy on the chillies as you like. When the fish is ready, turn the heat off and leave it to sit for 3 minutes before opening the tin. This will allow any residual smoke and heat to penetrate the fish. Lift the salmon fillets out and place on to individual serving plates. Spoon over some chilli salsa and sprinkle with your whole coriander leaves. Drizzle over some extra virgin olive oil and serve with the lime halves and the rest of the salsa in a little bowl. Lovely with some new potatoes and a green salad for lunch.

Nutritional Information

Hot smoked salmon with an amazing chilli salsa

Delicious served with new potatoes and a green salad

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Just imagine how impressed your mates will be when you tell 'em you smoked the salmon yourself
Serves 2
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Method

I'm really excited about this one. There are two processes when it comes to smoking food: 'cold smoking', where things like raw fish, meats and cheeses are put into a smoky environment with no heat source, and 'hot smoking', which has the added heat source. It gives great results. All you really need is an old biscuit tin with a lid, a wire rack that fits inside it or a bit of chicken wire and some uncoated sawdust (the type you get for putting in pets' cages). When you put the tin on your heat source, it will act like a kind of oven – don't get nervous if it seems a bit radical to you, because it's so easy. And imagine how impressed your mates will be when you tell them you've hot smoked the food yourself! PS A word of warning: this will make your house a bit smoky, so either open the windows to get some fresh air through, or have a go at doing it outside on your barbie.

Get yourself a biscuit tin and place a handful or two of wood shavings into the tin, followed by your rosemary and sage sprigs. Place your wire rack in the tin, so it sits about halfway down, or bend some chicken wire to fit. Carefully pierce the lid of the tin five or six times with a screwdriver.

Most salmon fillets come around the same size and thickness, so their cooking times are similar. Sprinkle the salmon fillets with salt and rub with a drizzle of olive oil. Then lay them skin side down on top of the wire (this acts like a grill rack) and put the lid on the tin. Place it on the hob, over a medium heat, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. After a couple of minutes it will start to smoke a bit.

While the fish is cooking, mix all the salsa ingredients together – you can go as light or as heavy on the chillies as you like. When the fish is ready, turn the heat off and leave it to sit for 3 minutes before opening the tin. This will allow any residual smoke and heat to penetrate the fish. Lift the salmon fillets out and place on to individual serving plates. Spoon over some chilli salsa and sprinkle with your whole coriander leaves. Drizzle over some extra virgin olive oil and serve with the lime halves and the rest of the salsa in a little bowl. Lovely with some new potatoes and a green salad for lunch.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 793
    40%
  • Carbs 9.9g
    4%
  • Sugar 8.8g 10%
  • Fat 62.3g 89%
  • Saturates 10.6g 53%
  • Protein 44.2g 98%
Of an adult's reference intake

BUYING SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FISH

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Buying sustainably sourced fish means buying fish that has been caught without endangering the levels of fish stocks and with the protection of the environment in mind. Wild fish caught in areas where stocks are plentiful are sustainably sourced, as are farmed fish that are reared on farms proven to cause no harm to surrounding seas and shores.

When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.

For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below:

Marine Stewardship Council
http://www.msc.org/

Fish Online
http://www.fishonline.org

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  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary

  • a few sprigs fresh sage

  • 2 x 200 g wild or organic salmon fillets, from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger, skin on

  • sea salt

  • olive oil

  • 1 lime , halved

  • a few whole coriander leaves

  • For the chilli salsa

  • 1-2 fresh red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped

  • 2-3 medium-sized ripe tomatoes, deseeded and diced

  • ½ cucumber, peeled and finely diced

  • juice of 1 lime

  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced

  • 1 small handful coriander leaves, picked and chopped

  • 1 avocado, stoned, peeled and chopped

  • extra virgin olive oil