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Garam Masala Pan Seared Salmon with Spinach

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This Indian-spiced salmon recipe is easy and quick to put together -- the best 15-minute -dinner you can make for a busy weeknight! There is nothing quite like salmon skin cooked to perfection. It's crispy, fatty and salty.. just like the bacon.
Garam masala is an Indian spice blend and has a typical deep brown colour. It is highly aromatic and tastes sweet, spicy and pungent. It has a stronger flavour than curry mix. If you don't have garam masala, then use curry powder instead, or 3 parts of cumin with 1 part allspice for an easy substitute. Personally I prefer to cook with high-quality animal fat, but feel free to use any plant fat, like coconut oil or avocado oil.

  • 2x280 g Salmon fillets, skin on
  • 4 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Black salt
  • 4 tbsp Organic grass fed beef tallow (or ghee, coconut oil)
  • 1 Red chilli pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • 1 Garlic, diced
  • 300 g Spinach
  • Lime, quartered, to serve
  • Fresh herbs, to serve
  1. Season the salmon on both sides with garam masala and black salt. Heat the beef tallow in a pan over medium-high heat until melted and hot. Add the salmon, skin-side down and cook for 3-4 minutes each side until golden and the flesh flakes easily. Leave to rest on a plate while you cook the spinach.
  2. Add diced chilli pepper and shallot into the hot pan. Stir briefly. Add in garlic and spinach leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  3. Spoon the spinach onto plates, then top with the salmon. Garnish with herbs and serve with lime wedges.

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Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 23/4/21 14:58

i am always looking for new recipes for Salmon and have that spice on hand this sounds wonderful!

Brian's Home Blog 23/4/21 15:04

I think I'd like that one a lot, yum!

G'day Souffle 23/4/21 16:37

Hmm, 'beef tallow'? I had to look that one up. That would be an interesting thing to fry the fish in! This recipe looks very easy and delicious, Angie!

David 23/4/21 16:49

Angie, Thanks for the alternative variation for salmon. Sounds like a nice change from the usual. Also, my wife, who likes everything pickle, would love those seedy pickle juice cracker sticks. Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Tom 23/4/21 18:42

...this looks delicious!

No tot són postres 23/4/21 19:17

I really like salmon and your recipe looks like delicious

Tisa Jacob 23/4/21 19:22

This is beautiful,Angie. I make Indian spiced salmon all the time. Yours looks glorious :-)

Martha 23/4/21 19:24

I'm definitely adding this to my must make list - yum!

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 23/4/21 19:46

Ooo this salmon looks absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection! I've never combined salmon with Garam masala, but I like those Indian vibes!

Pam 23/4/21 21:57

It looks perfectly cooked and so delicious!

Evi Erlinda 24/4/21 04:11

It is very healthy and so delicious!

J.P. Alexander 24/4/21 05:14

Gracias por la receta el salmon es muy rico. Te mando un beso

Nancy Chan 24/4/21 07:43

Looks and sound delicious.

DEZMOND 24/4/21 09:35

I do ever so liebe mich spinach, I eat it at least once a week during the season and now it is its season so I'm enjoying it as much as possible, although I hate washing it. I usually boil mine with garlic for five minutes, mash it and put a spoonful of mayo in it.

grams ramblings 24/4/21 16:42

Love the look of this recipe. Makes my mouth water

Kitchen Riffs 24/4/21 16:51

We're starting to get wild salmon, and this recipe would be perfect for it! So good -- thanks.

zufik 24/4/21 19:13

O rany zapachniało mi tu :D

savorthebest 24/4/21 19:31

I practically live on salmon. I love it so much. This looks like a great new recipe to try

Pedro 24/4/21 20:01

Grilled salmon is a delicious fish recipe. Garam masala is one of my favorite curry combinations. Congratulations on your delicious recipe.
Have a nice weekend!

Balvinder 24/4/21 22:03

Oh yum! Garam masala on salmon sound delicious!!! I love salmon- we eat it all the time!

Tanza Erlambang 24/4/21 22:50

both salmon and spinach are my favorites.... healthy and yummy.

thank you for sharing recipe.... have a nice weekend

Sherry's Pickings 25/4/21 06:44

salmon is a fave quick dinner and great with garlic and lime. Yum!

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 25/4/21 07:38

We eat salmon steaks several times a week and I generally skin it and cook it wrapped in tin foil in the oven!

I have never thought about cooking it with the skin on and as we both enjoy the spicy curry flavours, this looks like a great new way for me to 'ring the changes' with my salmon.

It looks delicious and thank you so much for sharing! :)

Natalia 25/4/21 10:58

I love these spices, salmon looks so good!

The Exclusive Beauty Diary 25/4/21 11:15

I like to eat salmon and this one look very delicious. Thank you for sharing recipe.

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Pattie @ Olla-Podrida 25/4/21 19:49

So beautifully presented, as always. I have all of the ingredients for this...well, not beef tallow, but certainly ghee, so I'm going to give it a try.

Noob Cook 26/4/21 04:21

My kind of meal - low carb, laden with healthy fats & nutients and wholesomely delish.

Julie 27/4/21 11:48

never knew about beef tallow or used, nice to know the salmon is pan seared with that..can smell the garam masala flavors, Angie !!

Suja Manoj 27/4/21 22:15

Flavorful and yummy fish recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Raymund 28/4/21 00:58

Ohh this sounds exciting, I never tried garam masala on pan seared salmon.

Valentina 28/4/21 01:42

What a perfectly seared fillet. Looks amazing and I love all of the spices! :-) ~Valentina

tigerfish 30/4/21 23:14

Garam masala or curry powder,turmeric, cumin , I sometimes just mix and match these Indian spices when cooking fish too!


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