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Pan-fried Salmon, Spanish Rice With Cilantro Oil

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Ingredients
  Basmati rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cold water 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Ground black pepper 1 Pinch
For spanish rice
  Celery stalk 1 , dice
  Red onion 1⁄2 Large, dice
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), slice
  Asparagus 50 Gram (as much your choice, use only the tips)
  Diced tomatoes 1 Can (10 oz) (good quality)
  Chili powder 2 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano 3 Teaspoon
  Cumin 5 Teaspoon
  Hot sauce 2 Teaspoon (or to taste)
  Salt and pepper To Taste
  Sugar 1 Pinch
  Fresh thyme 1 Pinch
  Fresh italian flat leaf parsley 1 Pinch
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For cilantro oil
  Fresh cilantro 20 Gram, blanched
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Red wine vinegar 2 Teaspoon
Other ingredients
  Salmon fillet 24 Ounce (4, 6 ounce each)
  Olive oil 1 Cup (16 tbs), divided (as needed)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a bowl, take rice and wash it with cold water for about 8 times or until water is clear.
2. Line a baking sheet with foil and set it aside.
3. Cut asparagus and use only the thin tips.
4. Season salmon with salt and olive oil on both sides.

MAKING
5. Place a large pot on flame, combine rice, cold water, salt, and pepper. Give it a gentle stir. Bring it to a boil. Turn the heat down to low and cook for 15 minutes. Do not open the lid.
6. Remove pan from heat and let it rest and expand for 10 minutes.
7. Gently spread rice on baking tray and allow it to cool.
8. For rice, place a pan on medium heat and pour plenty of olive oil in it.
9. Add garlic and cook on low until fragrant. Add onion and celery. Let it sweat for 5 minutes or until soft.
10. Add tomato, chili powder, oregano, cumin, black pepper, salt, hot sauce, and sugar. Give it a good stir. Cook for 5 minutes.
11. Pour ½ cup of water and throw thyme and parsley in it. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
12. Throw asparagus tips, stir and cook for 3-4 minutes or until al dente.
13. Add rice and gently fold it in.
14. For cilantro oil, blanch cilantro in hot water and soak it in ice bath to stop cooking.
15. In blender, add cilantro and pulse. Pulse constantly and gradually pour olive oil in it.
16. Season with salt and pepper. Add red wine vinegar and pulse to combine.
17. Place a non-stick pan on medium heat. Place salmon skin side down. Hold for 10 seconds to avoid curling. Flip and cook salmon until done.

SERVING
18. Plate serving platter with Spanish rice, salmon and cilantro oil. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Spanish
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Rice, Basmati Rice
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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