Salmon salad with Thai dressing

    40 min

    Warm salmon, thinly-sliced onions, tomatoes and basil are tossed with a spicy Thai-inspired salad dressing.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 4 tablespoons fish sauce
    • 4 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 dessertspoon dark brown soft sugar
    • 4 red chillies, chopped
    • 675g (1 1/2 lb) salmon fillet
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
    • 1 large tomato, chopped
    • handful chopped fresh basil
    • 1 head cos lettuce

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6.
    2. Prepare the dressing by combining the fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and chopped chillies in a small bowl; set aside.
    3. Place the salmon on a baking tray, and rub with olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes in preheated oven, or until easily flaked. Let cool for at least 15 minutes.
    4. Place salmon into a large bowl; use fork to break salmon into large pieces. Add onion, tomato and basil; pour dressing over, and toss lightly until well mixed.
    5. Place mixture on lettuce leaves, and serve immediately.

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    This is a very pretty dish. The dressing was light yet very flavorful. Truely a wonderful summer dish.  -  24 Aug 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Beware, you must LOVE basil! I was also a little worried about using Fishsauce in a salad, because it is quite strong in smell and taste. But the combination of fishsauce, lime juice and sugar was quite good and I eagerly looked forward to the finished dish. And then I added the fresh Thai Basil which I have growing in my garden. It nearly ruined the whole dish for me because in that quantity it was just too overbearing! I will do this recipe again, but instead of basil, I think I'll add some green onions or maybe just a hint of basil. Oh yeah, be sure your onions are mild as well - mine weren't. I also used quite a bit of fresh cayenne peppers and was surprised that they weren't hot. Maybe the lime juice obscured their "bite".  -  25 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this was delicious. everyone i have made it for has asked for the recipe. you may be put off by the smell of the fish sauce, but it tastes great in the salad dressing.  -  15 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)