April 8, 2024

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Crispy Skin Salmon, Cauliflower Puree & Chimichurri

Experience the delight of crispy salmon skin paired with velvety cauliflower puree, topped with a vibrant and zesty chimichurri sauce. This mouthwatering dish is a culinary masterpiece that will surely impress your taste buds.


  • 4 salmon fillets – skin on
  • 2 bunches broccolini
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • El Chori chimichurri

Cauliflower Puree

  • 700g cauliflower
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • butter
  • 200ml milk
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • Salt


Cauliflower Puree

  1. Chop cauliflower into bit sized florets
  2. Place in a saucepan with garlic, milk, stock & salt
  3. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook until soft – approx. 15mins
  4. Place cauliflower and ½ the liquid into a blender along with a knob of butter, puree adding more liquid as necessary. Taste and adjust seasoning


  1. Season and oil the broccolini and grill on a BBQ on medium heat for 6-8 minutes until charred all over
  2. If you don’t have a BBQ then par boil the broccolini for 1-2 minutes and pan fry with oil and salt for 2-3 minutes


  1. Season the salmon generously and place in a pan on medium heat skin side down and cook for 4 minutes
  2. Turn the salmon and cook for a further 3 minutes. Allow salmon to rest for 2 mins before serving *see tips*
  3. Serve with puree, broccolini and a good spoon of mild El Chori Chimichurri

Essential Tools

· Frying pan


· Tongs

· Chef knives

· Chopping board

· Blender

· Saucepan

· Measuring/weighing utensils

Tips and Tricks

· I have used skin on salmon but feel free to use skin off if you prefer

· The recipe is based upon center pieces of the salmon that weigh 200+ grams each, cooking times will vary upon size and thickness

· The cauliflower puree can be made in advance and reheated

· Careful not to boil the cauliflower puree as this will cause the milk to curdle – just a light simmer. Alternatively, you can boil in JUST stock and add a little cream to the blender when finished

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