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Pan-fried salmon with chilli and green bean salad

This recipe for seared salmon with chilli jam and a refreshing green bean salad is great for a healthy supper.

Ingredients

For the salmon
For the chilli sauce

Preparation method

  1. For the salmon, season the salmon with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  2. Heat a frying pan until hot, add the oil and butter and heat until foaming.

  3. Add the salmon, presentation-side down, then cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the salmon is half cooked.

  4. Turn the salmon over then turn the heat off and remove the pan from the heat. Set aside and leave to rest for 3-4 minutes (the residual heat finishes cooking the salmon). Squeeze the lemon juice over the salmon.

  5. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil, add the beans and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until just cooked, then drain and refresh in cold water. Drain once more and place into a bowl.

  6. Add the coriander and mint leaves and the coconut and toss together.

  7. For the chilli sauce, heat the sugar in a heavy-based saucepan over a low-medium heat until it melts and forms a golden-brown caramel. Do not stir and keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t burn.

  8. Meanwhile, blend all of the remaining chilli jam ingredients in a food processor to a smooth purée.

  9. Once the sugar has caramelised, pour in the puréed chilli jam mixture and stir well.

  10. Bring the mixture to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes, or until sticky and jam-like.

  11. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

  12. To serve, toss some of the chilli sauce with the salad, just enough to lightly coat the salad.

  13. Place the salad into the centre of serving plates then top with a piece of salmon. Drizzle over a little more chilli sauce.

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