Ask a chef: Salt's soy and ginger salmon with salad and roasties

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Salt's soy and ginger salmon with salad and roasties
Serves 4

Photo by Craig Baxter.
Photo by Craig Baxter.

4 pieces salmon (about 800g)


½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup mirin
¼ cup rice vinegar
½ cup sugar
1 Tbsp honey
3 Tbsp fish sauce
1 Tbsp crushed garlic
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp finely chopped chilli
1 Tbsp fresh coriander, chopped

Asian carrot salad

4 carrots, peeled into ribbons
½ tsp crushed garlic
1 tsp fish sauce
1 Tbsp chopped coriander
¼ cup toasted cashews
1 tsp crushed chilli
1 Tbsp brown sugar
juice of one lime
juice of one lemon
½ tsp ground cumin


8 gourmet potatoes
4 Tbsp butter
½ tsp white pepper


Parboil potatoes until about three-quarters cooked. Dry, then toss through butter, pepper and salt to taste. Bake for 20-30min at 200degC, stirring or shaking from time to time so they do not stick.

Serve when crispy.

Place all dressing ingredients except the coriander in a pot and simmer until sugar dissolves.

Cool, then add coriander.

Pour dressing over salmon.

Sear the salmon in a little oil in a hot pan for 4min each side.

Place in a 200degC oven to finish cooking for 8min.

Combine all salad ingredients and mix well. Add salt to taste.


Requested by Alison Bell.

Recipe supplied by Callan Lloyd, head chef at Salt Restaurant, St Clair, Dunedin.

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