Spiced Salmon with Shiitake Mushroom Relish

READY IN: 35mins
Top Review by Peter Pan

Exotic and elegant, perfect for my friday night formal dinner. Since this is a contest entry, I did not modify/add/delete anything from the recipe. It was a hit. The Shiitake mushroom relish was delicious and complements the moist and flavorful Salmon. I served mine with steamed jasmin rice. Everyone agreed that it was love at first bite. Thank you for sharing and good luck in the contest.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine brown sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, chili powder, lemon rind, cumin and salt in a bowl.
  3. Splash a bit of lemon juice over each piece of fish and then rub the spice mixture all over the fish.
  4. Place in a dish and bake for 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  5. While that's cooking you can make the relish.
  6. In a bowl, toss the mushrooms, tomatoes, chili peppers, garlic, onion, salt and pepper with 2 tablespoons of the oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  7. Heat the remaining oil in a small pan and fry the mushroom mixture for about five minutes or until cooked through and the tomatoes have softened.
  8. Put in a bowl, draining off any excess juices, and add the herbs, vinegar and lemon juice to the mushroom mixture.
  9. Season to taste with salt and pepper, before serving alongside the salmon with some basmati rice.

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