Wednesday, April 27, 2011

三文魚小西蘭花沙拉/Broccolini and Smoked Salmon Salad in Ginger Dressing







 I made a Broccolini Salad in Sesame Dressing in my previous recipe, and it was delicious.  So I wanted to make broccolini salad again but with different ingredients.  I used smoked salmon to add a westcoast flavor and make this dish more tasty and nutritious.  This dish can be a full meal and it's very healthy.  Smoked salmon is always my favourite and I'm very lucky because the westcoast has the best smoked salmon.  Since I'm using salmon I picked a ginger dressing because ginger always goes well with any seafood.  I bought this Japanese ginger dressing from a local grocery store, and it is a very common staple at Asian grocery stores if you can't find it at a local store.  I also made a video for this recipe, please enjoy!



Ingredients:

  • 10 oz Broccolini
  • 3 oz salmon
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt

For the dressing:

  • 1 tsp ground garlic
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp chopped green onion
  • 2 chopped red chili peppers
  • 2 - 3 tbsp ginger Dressing
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Half tsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp cilantro

Directions:

  1. Bring half a medium pot of water to a boil.  Add oil and salt to the water - this will help to keep the broccolini green.
  2. Blanche the broccolini in boiling water for 1 - 2 minutes.  Don't cook it for too long or the stalks will get soft and limp.  Transfer broccolini to a plate, let cool.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dressing and broccolini evenly.  Transfer the salad to a serving plate and pour all the dressing from the mixing bowl on top of the salad.  Add the smoked salmon to the salad and garnish with cilantro.  Now enjoy your delicious salad.