Easy LEMON AND CHILLI CURED SALMON WITH HORSERADISH POTATO SALAD AND ASPARAGUS

SERVES 4–5

READY IN: 35 MINUTES

PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES

COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES

HORSERADISH POTATO SALAD

700–800g waxy baby potatoes, scrubbed and diced 2cm (leave skin on)

juice of 2 lemons (reserve zest for salmon)

¼ cup chopped parsley

3–4 tablespoons horseradish sauce (or store-bought)

¼ cup mayonnaise

3 spring onions, thinly sliced

LEMON AND CHILLI CURED SALMON

600g skinless salmon fillet, cut into 4–5 fillets

½ –1 red chilli, finely chopped (seeds removed for less heat)

zest of 2 lemons

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

ASPARAGUS

2 bunches asparagus (about 24 spears), trimmed

TO SERVE

1 spring onion, thinly sliced on an angle

½ cup torn flat-leaf parsley leaves

1 lemon, cut into wedges

PREHEAT oven to 220ºC. import a large pot of salted water to the boil. Line an oven tray with baking paper.

1 Cook potatoes in pot of boiling water for about 10 minutes or until just tender. Drain, transfer to a large plate and place in refrigerator to cool until needed.

2 Pat salmon dry with paper towels and remove any pin bones. In a small bowl mix chilli, lemon zest, sugar and salt together. Sprinkle over salmon and gently press down, then set aside to cure for 3–4 minutes.

3 Place salmon on prepared tray and bake for 5–7 minutes (depending on thickness), or until salmon is cooked medium. Remove from oven to rest for a few minutes.

4 Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and cook asparagus for 1–2 minutes until bright green and tender, then drain. Season with salt and pepper and toss with a drizzle of olive oil.

5 In a medium bowl combine lemon juice, parsley, horseradish sauce, mayonnaise and spring onions. Add potatoes and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

TO SERVE divide horseradish potato salad between plates with asparagus on the side. Top with cured salmon and sprinkle over spring onion and parsley. Squeeze over lemon juice just before eating.