Wild caught salmon is such a fantastic source of protein to include in your diet with a higher omega 3 content than farmed salmon or any other fish. Making sure your salmon is ethically sourced and wild caught will provide a significantly enhanced nutrition profile, as well as very important environmental benefits. These include the omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D and selenium content as well an array of other vitamins and minerals, less exposure to toxins such as mercury and a much better taste.
At The Health Emporium we sell and love the wild salmon from Harris Smokehouse in both fresh and frozen fillets, as well as their wild salmon burgers and wild smoked salmon.
This is such an easy and delicious recipe featuring wild salmon. You could make a larger batch of the spice mix and keep the leftovers in a sealed jar for up to 2 months. The spice mixture would also be great on chicken or lamb or with any other kind of fish fillets or fish patties.
Spice Crusted Salmon
- 1 tbsp coriander seeds
- 1 tbsp cumin seeds
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tsp dried mixed herbs , or dried oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 4 fillets wild salmon
- Add the coriander seeds, cumin seeds and sesame seeds to a small frypan and stir over a low heat until fragrant and lightly toasted. This will take about 3-5 minutes.
- Put the spice mix, along with the dried herbs, salt and pepper, into a mortar and grind with a pestle until the seeds are roughly crushed.
- Spread the mixture on a large plate and press each side of the salmon into it until they are evenly coated.
- Heat the olive oil in a large frypan over a medium-high heat. When the oil is hot add the salmon, skin side down, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 4 minutes, pressing the fish down with a spatula occasionally. Turn the salmon and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Serve the salmon with potato or cauliflower mash and steamed green beans, asparagus or broccolini for a super quick and easy dinner.