Marinated salmon with sushi rice salad and spicy pineapple

Lightly seared salmon, flavoursome sushi rice and a piquant pineapple sauce make a terrific trio in this fabulous recipe from Paul Bloxham
By Paul Bloxham
Marinated salmon with sushi rice salad and spicy pineapple
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus 1 hr for marinating salmon
  • Effort: medium



  • 500 g salmon eggs, skinned filleted and pin boned)
  • 1.5cm knob ginger, finely grated
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds, crushed
  • 4 tbsp sake, r sherry
  • 1 small pineapple
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp dried red chilli flakes
  • 200 g sushi rice
  • zest and juice 1 lemons
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp mirin, (Japanese rice vinegar)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 10cm piece cucumber, deseeded and diced
  • 1 beef tomato, diced
  • 1 small bunch of coriander, chopped


1. Place the salmon in a bowl and add the ginger, garlic, onions, coriander, salt, and pepper. Cover with sake and let stand for 1 hour. Prepare the pineapple and dice the flesh. Set aside.

2. Melt the butter in a small pan until bubbling. Add the red chilli flakes, pineapple, and 2 tablespoons of the sake marinade. Cook down until all the liquid has evaporated.

3. Heat a griddle pan and place the salmon in the pan and cook for 1 minute, rolling the salmon to sear all over. Remove from the pan and reserve.

4. To make the sushi rice salad, cook the rice as per packet instructions. While warm, season with lemon zest and juice, sugar, vinegar and salt. Stir in the avocado, cucumber, diced tomato and coriander leaves.

5. To serve, place a spoonful of the rice salad onto the serving plates, slice the salmon and place on top of the rice. Pour over the pineapple sauce and serve immediately.

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