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Traditional grilled tandoori salmon is marinated in a spiced yogurt marinade, grilled until tender, and piled on top of fluffy lemon basmati rice.--it'll quickly become a dinner regular!
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Grilled Tandoori Salmon with Lemon Basmati Rice

Traditional tandoori grilled salmon is marinated in a spiced yogurt marinade, grilled until tender, and piled on top of fluffy lemon basmati rice.--it'll quickly become a dinner regular!
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

Tandoori Salmon

  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground tumeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 salmon fillets (1.5 lbs)

Lemon Basmati Rice

  • 1-1/2 cups basmati rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Minced fresh parsley and lemon wedges for serving
  • Steamed broccoli for serving

Instructions

Tandoori Salmon

  • In a medium shallow bowl, combine ginger, garlic, spices, yogurt, and olive oil until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place salmon fillets in marinade and coat both sides. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to marinade 2 hours or up to 8.

Lemon Basmati Rice

  • Rinse basmati rice several times until water runs clear. Set aside. Meanwhile, bring water to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and add rinsed rice, minced garlic, and bay leaf. Cover rice and let cook 15-20 minutes until liquid is evaporated and rice is fluffy and tender. Fluff rice and add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Keep warm.
  • Grill or pan sear the salmon: If using grill, heat a grill to medium-high. Remove salmon from marinade and place on a greased grill pan or greased aluminum foil on preheated grill. Grill salmon 3-4 minutes per side, flipping once until salmon registers 140F.
    If pan searing salmon, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil until shimmery in a large nonstick pan. Sear salmon 3-4 minutes per side, flipping once until salmon registers 140F.
  • Serve salmon warm on top of lemon basmati rice with steamed broccoli and garnish with parsley and lemon wedges. Enjoy!

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