Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Salmon Fillets with Mango Salad and Basil / Lachs mit Mango-Salat

If you like fruits and would like to add them in your meal, this salmon with mango salad will satisfy you.  This is a healthy dish too!

1 cup (60g) fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil plus 1/2 tablespoon
1/2 mango, peeled, pitted and diced
1 tomato, diced
1/2 cucumber, diced
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
2 pieces salmon fillets (about 200g each)
mixed green salad (I used just corn salad)
lemon wedges
Serves 2 

To prepare: 
1.  Place all except two basil leaves in the food processor and process until very finely chopped.  Or chop them manually.  Add chopped basil to olive oil.
2.  Combine mango, cucumber and tomato in a bowl and stir in lemon juice.  Add half of the basil oil, season with salt and pepper to taste.
3.  Press a basil leaf on top of each salmon fillet.  Heat 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium heat.  Cook the fillets top side first for 3-4 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.  Turn and cook the other side.
4.  Lay each fillet on bed of green salad.  Top with mango salad and drizzle with remaining basil oil.  Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

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