RECIPE: Nut-Crusted Salmon with Asparagus and Leek

A crunchy coating works beautifully with the flaky fish
ByOlivia SpadavecchiaTuesday , 07 January 2014
RECIPE: Nut-Crusted Salmon with Asparagus and Leek
Nut-Crusted Salmon with Asparagus and Leek

Makes 6

INGREDIENTS
1kg salmon (6 salmon fillets)
100g coriander
200g leek
200g asparagus
10ml ghee
100g nuts
30ml olive oil
Coriander, to garnish 

METHOD
1. Mince the nuts and coriander. Add the ghee and leave to set in the fridge.
2. Blanch the asparagus in boiling water until tender.
3. Roast the leek in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes at 180C.
4. In a hot pan sear the salmon  for 30 seconds skin-side down, then place onto a baking tray. Press the nut crust onto the top of the salmon and cook in the oven at 200C for 6 minutes.
5. To plate the dish: lay all the vegetables in the centre of the plate, top with the salmon, and garnish with coriander. 

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