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Seared Salmon with Soba Noodles and Vegetables

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 x 250g fresh Scottish or Norwegian Salmon fillets, skinned
  • 150g (5 oz) Soba Noodles, boiled until “al dente”
  • 50g (1.7 oz) snow peas
  • 50g (1.7 oz) fresh asparagus
  • ½ avocado, thinly sliced
  • toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • Dressing
    • 30ml (2 tbs) olive oil
    • 30ml (2 tbs) soya sauce
    • 30ml (2 tbs) rice vinegar
    • 30ml (2 tbs) honey
    • 10ml (2 tsp) fresh ginger, grated
    • coarse salt and black pepper

Method

  1. For the Dressing: Whisk all the ingredients together and season to taste. Set aside.
  2. Boil noodles, drain them and rinse with cold water. Leave to drain, then toss with the dressing. Set aside.
  3. Blanch the snow peas and asparagus and then plunge into ice water. Slice the avocado thinly and set aside.
  4. Heat a medium non-stick frying pan on medium-high heat. Drizzle the salmon with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Sear on both sides for about 4 minutes each or until the fish is just cooked through.
  5. Set aside and then flake into large pieces when fish is slightly cooled.
  6. TO ASSEMBLE: Arrange noodles in the centre of a platter. Surround with blanched vegetables and avocado. Dot with the salmon. Drizzle remaining dressing from noodles over everything. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.