Spiced Salmon with Shiitake Mushroom Relish

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Combine brown sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, chili powder, lemon rind, cumin and salt in a bowl.
  • Splash a bit of lemon juice over each piece of fish and then rub the spice mixture all over the fish.
  • Place in a dish and bake for 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  • While that's cooking you can make the relish.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Put in a bowl, draining off any excess juices, and add the herbs, vinegar and lemon juice to the mushroom mixture.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, before serving alongside the salmon with some basmati rice.

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  1. 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.
  2. When I did all my prep work the night before this made for a nice and relatively quick dish. The rub was a good compliment to the salmon. The relish was pretty good, but I think a little brown sugar would have been a nice addition. Best of all, it was quite a healthy and nutritious dish.


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