Sunday, February 26, 2012


I love this salad!  The spicy salmon is beautifully offset by the sweet tangerine & toasted pecans.  This can stand alone for a meal, & also goes well with rice on the side.  When I first served this to my salmon-hating brother, he told me he liked it.  I wish I could find the original recipe to give credit, but I cannot find it anywhere.  

Salmon steak
1/2 tsp each: paprika, garlic powder, white pepper
1/4 tsp each: cayenne pepper & freshly ground black pepper
OR use pre-blended cajun seasoning if you prefer
a pinch of salt
1 garlic clove, minced
olive oil
1/4 lemon
4-5 handfuls of soft lettuce leaves (baby romaine, spinach, butter, or mesclun)
4 green onions, diced
2 tangerines, peeled, segmented, & membranes removed (or 1-2 cans mandarin oranges, to save time)
1/2 cup pecans, toasted
2 Tbsp tangerine vinaigrette (optional)

1.  Mix all of the spices & coat the salmon with them.

2.  In a skillet, saute the garlic in olive oil.  Add the salmon after a minute.  Cook about 3 min per side on medium heat. 

3.  Lay the pecans on a baking sheet & toast in a toaster oven or the regular oven.

4.  Toss the lettuce, pecans, tangerines, & green onions with the vinaigrette, if using.  I do each serving separately in a large bowl since the little ingredients all sink to the bottom. 

5.  Plate the salad & top with the salmon.  Squeeze a little lemon juice over the fish.

  • The spice rub is a bit spicy, so reduce the cayenne pepper if you prefer less chemical heat.  
  • I pan-cooked my salmon tonight, but usually grill it.  Either way, it comes out delicious.  
  • I used fresh tangerines that I segmented & de-membraned.  You can use canned mandarin oranges if you want less of a hassle.  If you don't have tangerines/cuties/clementines, use an orange instead.  
  • From what I remember, the original recipe included avocado, cut in chunks & added into the salad.  
  • If you are avoiding pepper, omit it.  The spice mix is good with paprika, cayenne pepper, salt,& garlic.
**I will no longer include an ingredient rating table for those following ER4YT.  It takes longer to create that table than it does to write these posts!  Plus, I somehow messed up the spreadsheet I've been storing the data in, & I don't want to start over.

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