September 1st, 2019

Dinner at Karim's Sep 10, 2019

Welcome to another rendition of 'Dinner' at Karim's

The menu

Tonight, we had an amazing broiled Salmon paired with roasted cabbage and Sun-Dried Pesto pasta. I truly hope you get a chance to enjoy this dish like we did.

Please note, in this case, a little goes a long way... if you buy to much, you will certainly waste too much.

This dish is more complicated than my last post and will take some more time. It's worth it though, and it's not really that much more complicated

The recipe

  • 1-1.5 lbs (.50kg) Salmon filet, skin-on
  • 1 small head of cabbage
  • Approximately 1 cup (240ml) of elbow noodles
  • 1/2 a lime
  • McCormick Mediterranean Spiced Sea Salt
  • Kosher salt
  • Dried parsley flakes
  • 2 small Roma tomatoes
  • Sun-Dried tomato Pesto
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher Salt

Line a cookie tray with tin foil, Chop the Cabbage into quarters and then slice about ½" to 1" thick. French the Roma tomatoes. Layer both flat side up on the cookie tray, drizzle with Olive oil generously and sprinkle with Kosher salt.

Set the oven at 385 and throw the cabbage right in. Next prepare the side of Salmon, skin side down. If your working with a nonstick pan, no need to grease but if your using pyres or anything else, grease the pan with Olive oil (you'll thank yourself when it comes time to clean up). generously sprinkle with Mediterranean spiced sea salt. Sprinkle the dried Parsley on top. Thinly slice the lime into 4 or 5 pieces and place on top... set aside

Fill a two quart pot about ⅔ the way full with water. Drizzle some Olive oil and sprinkle some Kosher salt in. Bring to a boil. Once at a full boil, toss the elbow noodles in and reduce the temperature to simmer (about a quarter of what you brought it to boil in).

Throw the Salmon in now and set a timer for 18 minutes. After about 8-10 minutes, strain the noodles and put them back i the pan. Add two HEAPING (see picture) table spoons of the Pesto in and stir it in. Note that this is really 'folding' in as you don't want to damage the noodles... You should have only a few minutes left on your timer.

Once your timer goes off, remove the Salmon and set aside.  Leave the cabbage in and turn the broiler on. Close and let sit for approximately 3-4 minutes while the Salmon rests. You must constantly watch this dish to make sure you don't totally char the cabbage... This step give it' the crisp tasty broiled finish.

That's it... plate and serve HOT. Serving suggestions can be seen below (I like to garnish with  shredded Parmesan on the noodles and the cabbage). Hope you enjoy this one as much as I did.

The finished product and the steps:



And finally... leftovers!