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All Hail the King Salmon

by The Culinistas

This dish is sheer salmon royalty. Simple grilled fish and an herby white bean mash go together like William and Kate. Top it off with a fresh and bright radish salad and you’ve got a dish that’s fit for a queen. Did we mention it’s ready in only 30 mins? That’s less time than it takes to watch an episode of The Crown. 

Chef Tips:

– If there’s a variety of radishes available, buy them for pops of color.

– If you don’t have a grill/grill pan, sear the salmon skin side down in a large pan with oil, 5-7 mins, flip & continue cooking until salmon is cooked medium rare, 5-6 mins.

Grilled Salmon & White Beans

Prep Time 20 mins 

Cook Time 10 mins  

Serves 4

¼ cup + 2 TB olive oil, divided

2 (6 oz) salmon fillets, pin bones removed

2 cups cannellini beans, cooked, divided

¼ cup picked tarragon, chopped, divided, plus more for garnish

3 TB meyer lemon juice, divided

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp cumin, ground

¼ tsp cayenne

½ bunch red globe radishes, thinly sliced

1 TB meyer lemon zest

Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

1. Prepare a grill for medium heat.

2. Rub salmon with 2 TB oil; season with salt & pepper to taste. Grill skin side down, 5-7 mins, flip & cook until salmon is cooked medium rare, 5-6 mins.

3. While the salmon is grilling, make the white bean mash: In a medium bowl, mix 2 TB oil, 1 cup beans, 2 TB tarragon, 1 TB lemon juice, onion powder, cumin & cayenne. Mash the mixture with the back of a fork to a chunky consistency; season with salt & pepper. Set aside.

4. In a large bowl, toss remaining 2 TB oil, remaining 1 cup beans, remaining 2 TB tarragon, radishes, remaining 2 TB lemon juice & lemon zest. Season with salt & pepper.

5. On a large serving platter, spoon the white bean mash, place the grilled salmon on top & arrange the radish salad between the salmon fillets. Garnish with tarragon.

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