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Fish and lobster salad with tomato-cumin dressing


You'll need

600 gm salmon fillet, skinned and pin-boned 1 (about 750gm) cooked lobster, shelled and thinly sliced 3 egg tomatoes, cut into thin wedges 2 red capsicum, grilled until skins blacken, then cooled, peeled, seeded and cut into strips 120 gm (¾ cup) pitted green Spanish olives, sliced 1 Spanish onion, cut into very thin wedges 1 bunch of watercress, sprigs removed   Tomato-cumin dressing 2 very ripe egg tomatoes, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 tbsp tomato paste 1½ tsp cumin seeds, dry roasted and coarsely ground 1½ tsp sweet Spanish paprika 2 tbsp sherry vinegar ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Method

  • 01
  • For tomato-cumin dressing, process tomatoes, garlic, tomato paste, cumin, paprika and vinegar in a food processor until well combined, then, with motor running, add oil in a thin, steady stream and process until incorporated. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Makes about 2 cups.
  • 02
  • Brush salmon with oil, season to taste, then barbecue or char-grill on a hot plate for 3 minutes on each side or until cooked but still pink in the middle. Cool, then cut into 2.5cm pieces. Combine salmon pieces with remaining ingredients in a large bowl, drizzle with a little tomato-cumin dressing and toss gently to coat.
  • 03
  • Divide salad among plates and serve immediately, with remaining dressing passed separately.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Drink Suggestion

This dish needs the savoury pungency of a dry-ish, European pink wine made from grenache or tempranillo.

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