Jamie Oliver's Salmon Tikka Recipe

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Jamie Oliver's Salmon Tikka Recipe

Usually I would never even think of putting salmon and tandoori seasoning together, but this recipe works. Actually it more than works, it's one of my family's very favorite Jamie Oliver recipes.  The salmon holds up well to the curry flavors, and the cucumber salad adds a slight cooling effect.  You can use store bought naan breads, but I like to use my own No-Fail Flatbread recipe.  Don't make the cucumber salad ahead of time, as the liquid from the cucumbers waters down the yogurt and makes it runny.


2 naan or other flat breads
1 fresh red chile, finely chopped
1/2 a cucumber, sliced in half lengthwise and the seeds/pulp in the middle scooped out with a spoon
1 lemon
1/4 cup plain Greek style yogurt
sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
two 7 oz filets of salmon, skin on , cut into ½ inch long slices
1 heaped tablespoon tandoori or mild curry paste, such as Patak’s
olive oil

  Roughly chop the cucumber and place in a sieve over a bowl to drain while you assemble the rest of the ingredients.

  Pre-heat the oven to about 225 F and place the naan into the oven to warm through.

  Set your salmon on a plate and dry it off with some paper towel. Spoon some tandoori paste into a small container and then spoon and smear it all over the salmon (never let the spoon that touched the salmon go back into the main jar).  Get a pan good and hot over medium heat, add a bit of olive oil, and then add the salmon to the pan, skin side down.  It will crackle and pop somewhat, but don’t worry.  Cook on each side about a minute and a half, until cooked through.  As each piece is cooked, remove from the pan and set aside on a clean plate.

  In a small bowl stir together the yogurt, chile and cucumber, sprinkling in salt and pepper to taste.

  Serve the salmon on the flatbread, with a dollop of the cucumber salad. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro.  Squeeze a little lemon juice over top to finish.

Serves 2

Adapted from Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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