Thursday, April 28, 2011
Nigella's Lemony Salmon with Cherry Tomato Couscous and Nigella's Peanut Butter Hummus
Looking for a quick easy dinner this week I turned again to Nigella Kitchen. This recipe for Lemony Salmon is definitely quick. The couscous is prepared with some paprika and ginger. Lemon zest is combined with more paprika and garlic oil ready to coat the fish before cooking in a hot pan. Cherry tomatoes are combined with spring onion (meant to be red), oil and lemon juice. The tomatoes are then mixed through the cous cous along with some coriander, I also chose to add some rocket for extra greens.
Overall a great dish to put on the table. I felt the balance was a little bit out with the flavours, possibly because I added the peppery rocket leaves. But I am a salmon lover and lemon is a fishes best friend!
I also made some of Nigella's Peanut Butter Hummus yesterday to take to our friends house for supper. The concept being to replace the tahini with peanut butter. I wasn't planning on posting it but it was so utterly delicious I just had to let you know!
The recipe is very straightforward, puree rinsed chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, peanut butter, olive oil, salt and cumin. Then blend in some greek yoghurt to get the right consistency. Top with some chopped peanuts mixed with paprika. If your a hummus lover I suggest you try this very unhealthy version!!