Pan-fried salmon with quick-pickled pea and shallot salad

4
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 4 salmon fillets, skin on
  • 400g of frozen peas
  • 1 baby gem lettuce, shredded
  • 1 banana shallot, sliced into rings
  • 200ml of Mediterranean-seasoned pickling vinegar
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 handful of mint leaves, finely chopped
  • flaky sea salt
  • pepper
  • lemon wedges, to serve

Method

1
Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and blanch the peas for 1 minute. Drain and instantly transfer to a bowl of iced water
2
Once cooled, drain the peas and place into a bowl with the shredded lettuce and shallot rings. Pour over the vinegar and leave to pickle for 15 minutes
3
Meanwhile, season the salmon with salt and heat the olive oil in a hot pan. Place the salmon in the pan skin-side down and cook on a medium heat for 4–5 minutes. When the skin is golden and crispy and the fish is three-quarters of the way cooked through, flip over and cook for a further 2–3 minutes
4
Drain the peas, reserving 50ml of the vinegar. Mix the reserved vinegar with the lemon zest and mint, then season with a pinch of salt and pepper and set aside
5
Divide the salad between the plates, pour over the lemon and mint dressing and top with the crispy salmon. Squeeze over a little juice from the lemon wedges and serve