BigFish Brand is a local, Grimsby based company that specialise in Frozen Salmon. Whilst there's always scientific arguments whether fresh or frozen ingredients are best, I love the convenience of healthy frozen food, especially ingredients and meals which is already portioned.
BigFish Brand suggests to poach, bake or zap (in the microwave) to cook each of their deliciously flavoured fillets. I personally prefer to microwave, as it's ready in 4 minutes, and when your hungry cooking on the run, 4 minutes is no excuse not to eat healthily! This Thai Salmon Salad recipe, is one which I created for BigFish Brand. It's super simple and quick to throw together, perfect for a picnic or a family summertime dinner!
2 BigFish Brand Salmon Fillets with Eastern Thai Spices
Half of one mooli (white radish), peeled
1 salad radish, finely sliced
2 spring onions, finely sliced
100g mangetout, finely sliced
Half bulb of fennel, shredded
25g basil/ Thai basil
50 cashew nuts
50ml gourmet oil
Half red chilli, finely sliced
Remove the outer packaging from salmon fillets and pierce a hole in each vacuum pack. Place on a microwaveable plate and cook on full power for 4 minutes from frozen. Once cooked, remove the fillets from the packaging and leave to one side to cool.
Bring a frying pan to a medium heat, and add chopped cashew nuts. Toast until lightly brown, and put aside.
Using a peeler, create ribbons of mooli and place into a large glass bowl. Add the sliced salad onions, radish and mangetout, plus the shredded fennel, toasted cashew nuts, and half a red chilli, finely sliced.
Pull the basil leaves from their stalks, roughly tearing the leaves, then chop the stalks and add both to the salad bowl..
Make a dressing for the salad by adding the juice and zest of 1 lime, 50 ml ground nut oil, a tsp of honey and pinch of sea salt to a lidded glass jar. Replace the lid tightly then shake to combine the dressing, adding more lime and salt to taste.
Once the salmon has cooled, flake with a fork and add to the salad bowl. Drizzle over the homemade dressing and serve
Recipe created for BigFish Brand.