Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
A variant on a recipe I found in a magazine. I was a little disappointed in the original version because the time spent versus the end result wasn't worth it. I think this was nicer and much, much quicker - so try and see if you agree ;-).
- 250 g salmon (fresh cutlet or steak)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 5 saffron strands
- 1 teaspoon water
- 200 ml water
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon fresh chives, chopped
- Evenly spread saffron threads at the bottom of a small glass and top with 1 teaspoon of water.
- Place into a microwave oven towards the edge of the carousel with 200ml of water in a large glass at the opposite edge.
- Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
- WARNING - the water may be superheated - allow to rest 5 minutes before touching either glass.
- Remove the small glass and transfer the saffron / remaining liquid to a small mixing bowl (or for a single serve just leave in the glass).
- Mix through sour cream, lime juice and chopped chives mixing well and place in refrigerator while salmon cooks.
- Rub olive oil over the salmon and sprinkle with pepper.
- Cooking using your preferred techique, I grilled them on a BBQ plate over medium heat for about 7 minutes a side.
- Spread (it is quite thick) mixture over the salmon and serve with your favourite salads and side-dishes.
The sauce looks pretty, but it doesn't taste very flavorful. Just tastes like a muted sour cream. I won't be making this again.
Wow! This was such and easy, tasty and elegant dish. I made as written except for using Greek yogurt for the sour cream and definately will serve this to company! I grilled the salmon as suggested. Thank you for posting. Made for the Aussie Swap.
This is a really nice recipe. The salmon is simple and tasty with a fancy sauce to top it off! I grilled our salmon and loved the results. Next time, I think I would try either a thick yogurt or mayo instead of the sour cream. I thought the sour cream kind of overwhelmed the saffron. I loved the water/saffron technique!!