Salmon With Cauliflower Mash, Pea Shoots And Almonds

6 Jan

When doing research on pea shoots for another recipe, I came across a gorgeous photo of a salmon dish but alas there was no recipe to go along with it! It must have been from a restaurant. I really wanted to duplicate it and this is what I came up with.

Time: 20 minutes            Serves: 2


  • Cauliflower Mash

  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • sea salt & black pepper, freshly ground – to taste
  • Salmon

  • 2 4-6oz. salmon fillets
  • 1 tsp spice rub of your choice
  • olive oil spray
  • Pea Shoots

  • 1 cup pea shoots
  • 1 tbsp Kenzoil: olive oil seasoned with fresh basil & garlic. (If you can’t find this product, just combine 1 tbsp olive oil with about 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil and two minced garlic cloves.)
  • To Serve

  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds
  • Kenzoil

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Cauliflower Mash

  • Steam cauliflower in basket until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Transfer into a pot and mash with a potato masher. Put on low heat and add remaining ingredients. Mix well.
  • Salmon

  • Spray salmon fillets with olive oil spray. (If your salmon has skin, cook skin side down.) Rub about 1/2 tsp spice mix into each fillet. Top with more olive oil spray. Place on baking sheet lined with foil or glass baking dish. Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until flakes with a fork. (If it has skin, carefully remove it, the fillet should lift easily away from skin.)
  • Pea Shoots

  • Saute pea shoots in Kenzoil over low-medium,stirring, until just tender, about 2-3 minutes.
  • To Serve

  • Divide cauliflower mash. Top with salmon, followed by pea shoots and almonds. Drizzle a bit of Kenzoil around the mash.

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