This was the other main course I made for my friends. My Mum had made it a few weeks before and said it was absolutely delicious and she was right, this is a fantastic cold salmon dish, which packs a lot of flavour.
Orange and Coriander Marinated Salmon (from Nick Nairn's Top 100 Salmon Recipes)
150ml olive oil
4 salmon fillets, skinned
1 tbsp coriander seeds
6 spring onions, shredded
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 red chillies, seeded and sliced
3 bay leaves
2 tbsp chopped coriander
finely pared rind and juice 1 orange
3 tbsp dry white wine
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
salt and pepper
Wipe a non-stick frying pan with a little olive oil and fry the salmon fillets for 2-3 mins on each side until just cooked through. Remove from the pan and lay in a single layer in a non-metallic dish.
Wipe out the pan again until clean and dry-fry the coriander seeds until they begin to release their aroma. Tip out of the pan and lightly crush.
Mix the coriander seeds with all the other ingredients and pour over the salmon. Cover with cling film and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 12 hours. Serve the salmon fillets at room temperature with a couple of tbsp of marinade.