Huon Salmon with olive oil poached tomato summer salad

A simple and delicious Huon Salmon dish, perfect for our Aussie summer season! Watch the Bbq Master Bart Beek at work here

Huon Salmon with olive oil poached tomato summer salad
Preparation:
15 Minutes
Cooking:
45 Minutes
Serves:
4-6

Ingredients

  • 5 medium ripe truss tomatoes
  • 6 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 fresh bay leaf
  • 500ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 baby red potatoes
  • 15ml white wine vinegar
  • 1 punnet mixed baby tomatoes cut into halves
  • 2 blood oranges, peeled and cut into segments
  • 1 mandarin peeled and cut into segments
  • 2 cups baby green beans blanched in boiling water for 1 minute, then cooled
  • 3 radishes sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup baby basil leaves
  • Salt and Pepper

Method

  1. 1

    TOMATOES

    Wash the tomatoes and carefully remove the stem eye. Cut a shallow cross on the bottom and place into a small saucepan, cut side down, add in the rosemary and bay leaf.

  2. 2

    Cover completely with the olive oil and heat gently to 112°C/233°F. You can place the saucepan into a preheated oven set at 125°C/257°F or above a gentle heat source and monitor with a temperature gauge. Poach for 45 minutes, or until the skins become loose.

  3. 3

    Allow to cool to room temperature before removing the tomatoes and removing the skins, Strain the olive oil and set aside for later use. Cut the tomatoes into quarters, remove the core and seeds, and set the tomato flesh aside.

  4. 4

    POTATOES

    Boil the unpeeled potatoes in salted water until just tender, remove and allow to cool.

  5. 5

    Cut the potatoes into halves and place into a barbecue clamp rack. Add the rosemary to the rack and place over a bed of charcoal. Brush with the tomato infused olive oil and grill for 4 minutes on both sides until golden brown. Remove, season, and set aside.

  6. 6

    SALMON

    Using a sharp knife, carefully cut 4 mm deep incisions 1 cm apart through the salmon skin. Pour the olive oil into a hot fry pan and add in the salmon, skin side down. Cook for 4 minutes, or until the skin becomes golden and crispy. Turn the salmon over and cook until the core temperature reaches 45°C. remove the pan from the heat.

  7. 7

    SALAD

    Combine all the ingredients (except the basil leaves) together in a bowl and gently toss to combine.

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