However, I just haven’t been able to pick one thing I want to make. Everything sounds so good! My husband and I were eating breakfast, and I was telling him about this. He googled something, and came up with this recipe for tandoori salmon. I thought it sounded good, and also we had some salmon already defrosting in the fridge!!! So Tandoori Salmon it is!
A tandoor is a round, cylindrical clay oven that is heated by charcoal or fire. The fire burns within the tandoor, which places the food really close to the fire. Thus, it would make sense to cook this on the grill. However, I chose to cook my salmon in the oven. If you would prefer to grill it, that would definitely work!
Indian Spiced Salmon
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2 pounds salmon filet, or 4 – 6oz portions
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 lemon, juiced
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp turmeric
In a smallish bowl, mix together the yogurt and all the spices.
Place the salmon on a shallow dish. (I used a sheet pan). Spoon the yogurt mixture over the salmon, massaging onto both sides. Cover, and place dish in the refrigerator.
Note: I bought a 2 pound huge salmon filet from Costco. You can also use separate smaller salmon filets.
Let salmon marinade 4 – 24 hours. I let mine hang out in the fridge overnight, and the flavors really soaked into the salmon!
When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 400 degrees, or preheat your grill. Place the salmon on a (greased) broiling pan. Cook for 20-30 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily.
Alternatively, you can grill the salmon!
Serve with rice, potatoes, or steamed vegetables!
I really loved the flavor of this dish. It wasn’t too spicy, and the turmeric really made it a fun color! If you wanted it spicier, you can add some hot peppers, or additional spices!