Crispy Skin Thai Salmon Salad
Clock Image
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 25 mins
This warm Thai salad is bursting with aromatic flavours and makes a star out of the salmon skin. Fried till crisp, it's a delicious crunchy treat.
This recipe is a:
See this week's box.
Recipe Box Recipe Main Image
653 kcal
(per portion)
Ingredients you'll need
  • 500g new potatoes
  • 1 lime
  • A thumb of ginger
  • 5 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 chilli
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • A handful of coriander
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 baby cucumber
  • 50g sweet salad mix
  • 100g alfalfa sprouts
From your kitchen
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • A couple of pans with lids
  • Bowl
  • Baking dish
  • Foil
  • Food processor (optional)
  • Frying pan
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat your oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4. Scrub your potatoes. Halve or quarter them so they’re all the same size. Tip into a pan. Pour in enough water to cover them and add a pinch of salt. Cover. Bring to boil and simmer for 10-12 mins till tender. Drain and set aside in a large bowl.

  • 2.

    While the potatoes boil, zest and juice the lime. Peel and grate half the ginger. Cut the chilli in half and roughly chop one half, leaving the seeds in for a hotter flavour.

  • 3.

    Put the lime leaves and lime juice in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt. Whisk together. Put the salmon in a baking dish and pour over the lime marinade. Cover with foil. Bake for 10-12 mins till cooked through.

  • 4.

    While the salmon cooks, pick the leaves from the coriander and set aside. Roughly chop the tomato. Put into a food processor with the grated ginger, chopped chilli and coriander stalks. Blitz to a purée. No processor? Finely chop everything with a knife and mix.

  • 5.

    Tip the purée into a pan with the lime zest. Pour in the jar of honey. Place on a low heat to warm through for 4-5 mins. Taste. Season if needed. Pour over the potatoes and toss. Set aside.

  • 6.

    Peel the cucumber into ribbons till you get to the middle. Finely chop the middle. Put in a bowl. Carefully peel off the skin from the salmon. Flake the salmon into large chunks. Pour the juices from the baking dish over the potatoes.

  • 7.

    Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan. Slice the saved chilli and ginger into strips and add them. Cook for 2 mins till crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon. Fry the salmon skin for 2 mins on each side till crispy. Roughly chop when cooled.

  • 8.

    Make a bed of salad leaves and alfalfa sprouts on a large plate or 2 small ones. Add the potatoes. Top with the cucumber and salmon. Mix with your hands. Top with the coriander leaves, crispy ginger and chilli. Scatter over the crispy skin to serve.

This recipe is from