No, the salmon isn't a jerk... jerk seasoning is used in the islands to flavor fish and chicken. You can use whatever kind of chili pepper you want depending on your tolerance for heat. I used a combination of habanero and serrano, because I like it spicy! A jalapeño would work just fine, though.
Serves: 1 Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Moderate
- 1 salmon filet
- 1 T. molasses
- 2 T. fresh thyme, leaves stripped and chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 T. of grated chili pepper
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- oil, salt, pepper
- a handful of baby greens
Serving suggestion - cauliflower puree
- 1 c. cauliflower florets
- 1/2 c. stock
- 1 T. cream cheese or marscapone
- salt, pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Season the salmon with salt and pepper and lay it in a baking dish.
Combine the molasses, thyme, garlic, chili, and lemon juice.
Pour over the salmon and roast in the oven for 18-20 minutes.
While the salmon cooks, bring the cauliflower and stock to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper. After 10 minutes - once the cauliflower is fork-tender - puree the mixture. Stir in the cream cheese.
Plate the cauliflower topped by the salmon and baby greens.