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Spicy Salmon in Cauliflower Parmesan Crust with Green Peas Pesto

Antara Navin
35 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Spicy Salmon in Cauliflower Parmesan Crust with Green Peas Pesto RECIPE

Salmon is a popular seafood in the United States. I love the tender salmon baked in a spicy marinade and served with a spicy pesto or puree along with a fresh green salad. I love cooking with Salmon and in my quest to make it more flavorful and appetizing, I came up with this beautiful dish. Simply marinade the salmon in a spicy paste and then cover it with seasoned grated cauliflower parmesan crust. Rest for sometime and then bake in oven . The green pesto is prepared by first blanching the green peas and then grinding it with ginger garlic, green chillies, parmesan and olive oil.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Fusion
  • Baking
  • Appetizers

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 Salmon fillet with skin, cut into 8 medium size pieces
  2. For the fish marinade :
  3. 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  4. 1 tsp madras curry powder
  5. 1 tsp degi mirch
  6. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  7. 1 tsp cajun spice powder
  8. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  9. 1 tbsp mustard oil
  10. 1 tsp Lemon juice
  11. salt as per taste
  12. For Breading :
  13. 1 1/2 cup grated cauliflower
  14. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  15. 1 tsp cajun spice powder
  16. For the Green Peas Pesto :
  17. 2 cups fresh or frozen green peas
  18. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  19. 4-8 green chillies ( adjust as per your spice bud)
  20. 4 garlic cloves
  21. 1 knob ginger
  22. 1/4 cup olive oil
  23. salt as per taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Prepare a baking pan lined with aluminum foil and grease it with cooking oil spray. Keep it aside.
  2. Prepare the salmon marinade paste. In a small bowl, mix the ginger garlic paste, salt, madras curry powder, turmeric powder, degi mirch, cayenne, cajun spice powder, lemon juice and mustard oil. Apply this to the salmon. Mix the grated cauliflower with parmesan cheese and Cajun spice powder on a separate shallow plate. Press seasoned cauliflower mixture evenly on salmon so that it is coated on all sides except the skin side. Refrigerate the breaded salmon for 30 minutes.
  3. Bake the salmon pieces uncovered 18 minutes, skin side down, in the preheated oven or until salmon flakes easily with fork.
  4. Prepare the green peas pesto. Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Prepare an ice bath. Add the peas to the boiling water and cook until just tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Strain the peas and plunge them into the ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain the peas.
  5. In a mixer or blender, grind the peas along with green chillies, grated parmesan, ginger, garlic, olive oil , salt as per taste and little water. Grind it to a smooth paste.
  6. Serve the cooked salmon hot. To serve, divide the green peas pesto over four plates. Place a piece of fish on top and with the help of a mold, put some fresh green salad on the side.

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