Grilled Side of Thai Salmon
By Chef Flora
A whole side of Salmon serving 8-12 people
(I prefer it with the skin on)
For the marinade:
2x garlic cloves
1 stalk of lemon grass, roughly chopped
2 teaspoon peeled ginger, roughly chopped
Light soya sauce
Adapt quantities to your own taste
For the glaze:
4 Tablespoons fresh squeezed Lime
4 Tablespoons clear honey
For the garnish:
Thinly sliced limes
For the marinade remove all the coriander leaves from the stalks and keep the leaves in a small container in the fridge. Roughly chop the coriander stalks and place them in a blender along with the chillies, garlic cloves, lemon grass and ginger (the best way to peel ginger is with a teaspoon). Blend these for 10seconds, then add the soya sauce and blend again.
Prepare an oven tray (that fits under your grill) by covering it well in tin foil. Run your fingers over the salmon to check there are no bones, and lay it on the tray, skin side down. Pour the marinade over the salmon, trying to keep as much of it as possible on the top. Cover your salmon in tightly wrapped cling film and store in your fridge overnight.
The following day, remove your salmon from the fridge and allow it to come back to room temperature. Place your grill on its highest setting, whisk together the honey and lime to make your glaze and gently pour this over the Salmon.
Grill the salmon for 10-15 mins. Keep an eye on it.
Now place the Salmon in an oven at 120 degrees for 20 minutes depending on how you like it cooked. I like the middle to remain pink and moist.
Carefully slide the salmon onto a suitable serving dish and pour over the remaining sauce from the tray. Garnish with coriander and sliced limes.
I like to serve it with tagliatelle and a bowl of freshly steamed vegetables.
About Chef Flora
After training at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland, Flora has spent ten years building up a wealth of experience working as a private chef on super yachts and in villas, chalets and hunting lodges. Her yachting experience includes work as both a Chef and Chef/Stewardess on board motor and sailing yachts varying in size between 30m to 56m.