Jamie’s Sticky Asian Style Salmon With Broccoli, Quick Pickled Cucumber and Rice

Loved it. I’m a big fan of salmon, but adding this sticky sweet glaze on it really gave it something extra. This is the second dish that I had to pickle something in vinegar. This time the cucumber. Once again it added a whole new dimension to the whole meal. It’s these little things that I wouldn’t think of. I would have the salmon and rice add some vegetables I may even think of a glaze of some kind but… I wouldn’t think to add pickled cucumber, and if I did think of adding a pickled something it would not have been cucumber. 
Once again the freshness of the ingredients shone through. The salmon flaked effortlessly with the slightest touch of the fork. The broccoli still held firm and gave a satisfying crunch. Every now and then a piece of spring onion would burst into life in your mouth.

What was amazing as well was the glaze on the salmon. The soy in it contrasted the other flavours really well and gave depth to the dish. 

This recipe is from our Hellofresh box www.hellofresh.co.uk

Grilled Salmon Tarator with Bulgher Wheat Tabbouleh

This is not my recipe. This recipe came with our Hello Fresh box. www.hellofresh.co.uk

Follow the link to the recipe on their website The Recipe

Tarator, tarathor, taratur, or ttalattouri (Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian: таратор, Albanian: Tarator, Turkish: tarator, Greek: τταλαττούρι (Cyprus)), is a soup, appetizer, or sauce found in the cuisines of Eastern Europe. It generally includes ground walnuts, garlic, and yogurt or tahini, and often cucumber, herbs, and vinegar or lemon juice. – Wikipedia

Thank you Wikipedia, never heard of this before but will definitely do it again. Mine was quite thick, which is how the recipe showed it. It complemented the salmon perfectly. I would also be happy to just use it as a dip for an assortment of vegetable sticks. I have to say we ate this dish late and the mint and parsley had to be thrown so I replaced them with coriander and basil from the greenhouse.

 The walnuts didn’t really add flavour but gave the dish some bite. The onions were also a great addition. I have obviously cooked onions before but just adding red wine vinegar while they cook and letting it evaporate gave them that little bit extra. 

I probably over cooked my salmon a bit but it was still soft and flaked apart. I also had to drain my Bulgher wheat, I measured the right amount of water but never mind. It didn’t affect the flavour. Maybe I added too much oil? Not sure if this would affect how much water it absorbed. 

All in all this meal didn’t go perfectly or should I say I didn’t do it perfectly. However it was still a great easy dish that I would give an easy 7/10.