less than 30 mins
10 to 30 mins
For the chilli-poached salmon, heat the oils and spices in a heavy-based saucepan over a medium heat.
Add the fish and poach for 8-10 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.
For the sauce, heat the oil in a frying pan and gently fry the onion until softened but not coloured.
Add the chilli flakes and tomatoes and simmer for 2-3 minutes, until slightly thickened. Add the basil leaves, season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper and stir.
To serve, place the fish onto a serving plate and drizzle over the sauce.
By Nigel Slater
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