Succulent salmon with a crispy skin, sat on a bed of crushed sweet peas and spicy chorizo. This Seared Salmon with Peas and Chorizo is elegant yet simple. A perfect entree for entertaining. Recipe from Sprinkles and Sprouts | Delicious food for easy entertaining.
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Seared Salmon with Peas and Chorizo

Succulent salmon with a crispy skin, sat on a bed of crushed sweet peas and spicy chorizo. This Seared Salmon with Peas and Chorizo is elegant yet simple. A perfect entree for entertaining. Recipe from Sprinkles and Sprouts | Delicious food for easy entertaining.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Servings: 4
Calories: 465
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups frozen peas
  • 4 oz chorizo sausage
  • 4 skin on salmon fillets (6 oz/170g each)
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt
  • ground white pepper
  • 1 lemon

Instructions

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  • Add the peas to boiling water and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Drain and set aside
  • Chop the chorizo into small dice and place in a cold large heavy based fry pan.
  • Place the pan over a medium heat, stir occasionally and cook until it is crispy and has released it's oils.
  • Remove the chorizo from the pan with a slotted spoon, leaving the oil behind.
  • Season the salmon with salt and pepper.
  • Turn the heat up to high and cook the salmon skin side down for 2 minutes until the skin is crispy.
  • Flip the salmon and cook for a further 4 minutes.
  • Transfer salmon to a warmed plate, tent  it with foil and set aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the shallot, add it to the fry pan along with the olive oil and cook for 2 minutes until translucent.
  • Add the chorizo and peas to the pan and stir to heat through.
  • Take a fork and lightly crush the peas with a fork.
  • Serve the seared salmon on a bed of peas and garnish with a wedge of lemon.

Notes

The peas and chorizo can be prepared in advance. Just be sure to save the chorizo oil to cook the salmon in.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 1256mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 58.3mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3.6mg
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