Tandoori baked salmon in 30 minutes!
If you like salmon, you’re going to love this tandoori baked salmon recipe! One of the great things about tandoori seafood is that it doesn’t need to marinate for long. Unlike meat which benefits from a long time in the marinade, fish can be prepared and cooked immediately. You could, however leave this tandoori baked salmon to marinate for up to 30 minutes.
What is tandoori?
Tandoori is a style of cooking where meat, fish, cheese and vegetables are cooked in a tandoor oven. The thing is, not many people in the west own a tandoori oven. For that reason, I came up with this tandoori baked salmon recipe which will get you fantastic results.
When people think of tandoori cooking, they do think of that juicy fish and meat they find at tandoor restaurants. But it’s not just about the tandoor oven.
By using marinades that are used at Indian restaurants, you can achieve very good, if not better results to the tandoori dishes found at the best curry houses.
This tandoori baked salmon can be served hot or cold…
Salmon is one fish that tastes great hot or cold. So if you have any leftovers, be sure to save them for the next day.
You can flake the tandoori baked salmon into a salad or use it as a sandwich filling.
Can this salmon be air fried?
Yes and I have done just that. You will find instructions in the recipe card below.
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Why is there such a large cooking time span?
Easy. People prefer their salmon cooked differently. I’m happy with it cooked for 4 to 5 minutes. You might want your salmon well done, so cook it for about 10 minutes.
There is nothing wrong with checking as you cook! Watch it carefully and you will be happy with the results.
If you like this tandoori baked salmon, try some of these too…
- 4 x 200g (1/2 lb) thick salmon steak
- 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
- 2 tbsp garlic and giner paste
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 2 tsp tandoori masala or garam masala
- 2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 small bunch of chopped coriander leaves
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Whisk all the marinade ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Place the salmon fillets in the marinade and rub it into the flesh. Allow to marinate for up to 30 minutes.
- Pre-heat your grill (broiler) to it's highest setting and place the salmon, skin side down on a foil-lined baking tray on the top shelf of your oven.
- OVEN BAKED TANDOORI SALMON: Roast for about 4 to 10 minutes or until lightly charred on top and cooked through to your liking. To check for doneness, use a fork to see if it flakes easily. You will need to watch it closely so that it does not over cook.
- AIR FRIER TANDOORI SALMON: Preheat your air frier to 200c/400f. Place the salmon fillets in the cooking basket and air fry for about 8 minutes. If using thin fillets, they will cook faster so be sure to check during cooking. If the fish flakes easily with a fork, it's ready. If not, cook for another minute or until cooked to your liking.
- Season with flaky salt to taste and serve with a good raita or two.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 519Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 256mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 51g