Pan-fried salmon with broccolini, asparagus, capsicum, red onion, fennel, and leftover gravy

Happy Canberra Day. It’s Monday, I have salmon for dinner.

Pan-fried salmon with broccolini, asparagus, capsicum, red onion, fennel, and leftover gravy. Gary Lum.
Pan-fried salmon with broccolini, asparagus, capsicum, red onion, fennel, and leftover gravy.

Ingredients

  • Salmon fillet skin on
  • Broccolini
  • Asparagus
  • Red capsicum
  • Green capsicum
  • Mushroom
  • Red onion
  • Fennel
  • Radish
  • Whole black peppercorns
  • Queensland nut oil
  • Leftover gravy from last night’s tea

Instructions

  • Cut a couple of asparagus spears in half.
  • Cut a couple of broccolini stalks in half.
  • Slice a large mushroom.
  • Dice the red and green capsicum
  • Finely dice the red onion, radish, and fennel and mix with black peppercorns which have been ground in a mortar with a pestle.
  • Heat up a frying pan and begin cooking the vegetables except for the red onion, radish, and fennel and black peppercorns.
  • Once the vegetables are softish clear half the frying pan and add some Queensland nut oil to the pan.
  • Put the salmon in skin side down and put a lid on for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes turn the salmon and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Remove the salmon to rest and add in the leftover gravy and stir through the vegetables along with the red onion, radish, and fennel and black peppercorns.
  • Serve everything in the frying pan on a dinner plate and add the salmon on top.
Close up. Pan-fried salmon with broccolini, asparagus, capsicum, red onion, fennel, and leftover gravy. Gary Lum.
Close up. Pan-fried salmon with broccolini, asparagus, capsicum, red onion, fennel, and leftover gravy.

Pan-fried salmon and vegetables

You know it’s Monday night and that means salmon.

I was watching a YouTube video over the weekend featuring a couple attending the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and one of the teachers was focussing on cutting vegetables.

I really like the feel of a knife in my dominant hand and while I am a bit sloppy with a blade I thought I should spend more time on trying to be neater when cutting vegetables.

I had some onion, carrot and celery in the refrigerator so I thought I’d use them with my salmon tonight.

Pan-fried salmon with creamy mushrooms and vegetables. Gary Lum.
Pan-fried salmon with creamy mushrooms and vegetables.
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Pan-fried salmon with mushrooms, avocado, and tomatoes. Served with lime wedges.

Hmmm…long day. I woke up at 2 am and didn’t get back to sleep.

Pan-fried salmon with mushrooms, avocado, and tomatoes. Served with lime wedges. Gary Lum.
Pan-fried salmon with mushrooms, avocado, and tomatoes. Served with lime wedges.
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Pan-fried salmon with creamy mushrooms and avocado

I’m stepping up my salmon game. Rather than once a week on a Monday, I’m thinking I’ll have it on Sunday more regularly.

Close up. Pan-fried salmon with creamy mushrooms and avocado. Gary Lum.
Close up. Pan-fried salmon with creamy mushrooms and avocado.
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Smoky pan-fried salmon and mushrooms

I tell a lie. I didn’t smoke the salmon. My flat is filled with smoke but not from burning the salmon. The sky of Canberra is smoky because of the bushfires.

View from a window at work. Welcome to Canberra, the world's most liveable city. #bushfires #smokehaze Gary Lum
View from a window at work. Welcome to Canberra, the world’s most liveable city. #bushfires #smokehaze
View from a window at work. Welcome to Canberra, the world's most liveable city. #bushfires #smokehaze
View from a window at work. Welcome to Canberra, the world’s most liveable city. #bushfires #smokehaze
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Baked salmon and salad

Another long day at work.

I’m glad I bought a couple of pieces of salmon this morning rather than my usual one for Monday night.

It made it easy to quickly cook dinner when I got home.

Ingredients

  • Salmon fillet
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Cos lettuce
  • Fennel
  • Red onion
  • Radish
  • Lime juice
  • Olive oil
  • Cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Shred the lettuce, red onion, fennel, and radish.
  2. Halve the cherry tomatoes.
  3. Mix the lime juice and olive oil to make a dressing.
  4. Make the salad and put on a dinner plate.
  5. Rub some Queensland nut oil over the salmon fillet and season with iodised salt.
  6. Bake the salmon for 15 minutes at 200 °C.
  7. After baking add some balsamic glaze.
  8. Put the salmon on the dinner plate with the salad.
  9. Serve and eat.
Baked salmon and salad. Gary Lum.

Got home late from work and made salmon and salad.