I was given some Superior Gold salmon to try last week and it’s seriously good. There are many varieties in the new range one of which was thick cut hot smoked salmon, which was perfect in this super tasty protein packed salad.
1 packet thick cut hot smoked salmon
1/2 cup thai basil, leaves picked
1/2 mint, leaves picked
1/2 cup coriander, leaves picked
1 small cucumber, julienned
1 carrot, julienned
1 long red chilli, sliced
2 tbs fried asian shallots
lime wedges to serve
250g palm sugar , grated
1 small red onion, roughly chopped
1 lemongrass stalk bashed
4 kaffir lime leaves
3cm piece of ginger, thickly sliced
2 tbs fish sauce
2 tbs tamarind paste
Begin with the dressing.
Heat the sugar together with 2 tbs water in a small saucepan over a medium heat, without stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add the onion, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and ginger and bring to the boil.
Reduce heat to medium/low and simmer for 5 minutes or until lightly caramelised. Stir through the fish sauce and tamarind. Remove from heat and allow to cool. When cool strain the aromats from the sauce.
Flake the salmon into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients and toss to combine. Pile the salad high on 2 plates and drizzle with the palm sugar dressing. Serve with lime wedges.