Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tandoori Salmon

Every restaurant - no matter where you go - has staples on their menu that can't be changed.  This rule applies to us, and we know that if we were to take something off the menu then our regulars would never let us hear the end of it. And while we can't necessarily take things off the menu, there's nothing that says we can't change the preparation of it!

As most of you know, we change the way we prepare our salmon regularly. How often do you go out somewhere and see that their salmon is crusted with a mustard sauce or soaked in teriyaki until it's slapped on the grill before serving? It gets boring after a while, and we know that. Every month or so, we like to switch preparations on our salmon so that it's something new and different than your day in, day out piece of fish.

This month, our 10 oz. salmon filet is seasoned with a housemade tandoori rub. Tandoori is a style of Indian cooking in which food is seasoned with a blend of tandoori spices and cooked in a large clay oven at extremely high temperatures. While we've nixed the idea of getting a clay oven through our kitchen doors, we did settle for using the spices on our salmon.  Our blend of tandoori consists of cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and a few other secret ingredients which are then generously rubbed on our salmon filet.

Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 which is good for the brain and helps lower cholesterol. Many doctors actually recommend a salmon-based food regimen after a heart attack. But let's be realistic, how many of us are actually still following our New Year's resolution to watch what we eat?

So whether it's for the healthy aspect or simply the new seasoning, we encourage you to stop in and give this one a try.  And while it's on our menu now, we can't guarantee that this seasoning will be on our salmon for long (it'd get boring after a while).

We're always on the hunt for the next great flavor. Who knows, maybe you could come up with the next great salmon seasoning and see it on our menu soon!

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