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Za’atar Roasted Salmon With Zhoug and Tomatoes

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Za’atar Roasted Salmon With Zhoug and Tomatoes

Za’atar Roasted Salmon With Zhoug and Tomatoes

Method

Za’atar Roasted Salmon With Zhoug and Tomatoes 5 Steps

  • Step 1

    Prepare the Za’atar spice blend: combine the toasted sesame seedssumacdried oreganodried thyme and mix until even. Set aside.

  • Step 2

    Wipe the salmon down with a paper towel and place skin side down on a roasting tray lined with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, za’atar spice blend, lemon zest, sugar, kosher salt as well as the two tablespoons of olive oil. Mix until an even paste forms and spread this paste evenly on the surface of the salmon. Roast in a preheated 425°F oven for 20-25 minutes until salmon is cooked through. Broil the salmon for 2-4 minutes towards the end to really brown the surface and create a nice crust.

  • Step 3

    Place the grape tomatoes in a small roasting tray and drizzle some olive oil and season lightly with kosher salt and black pepper. Roast in the same oven as the salmon for the same amount of time.

  • Step 4

    While the salmon and tomatoes are cooking, prepare the Zhoug. Rough chop the mint leaves, parsley leaves and cilantro leaves and place in a food processor. Add in the jalapeños, smashed garlic cloves, ground cumin, ground coriander and kosher salt. Pulse until coarse and even. Add in the lemon juice as well as olive oil and continue to puree until smooth.

  • Step 5

    Remove the cooked salmon from the oven and transfer to a serving platter. Spoon 3-4 tablespoons of the zhoug into the roasted tomatoes, gently fold together and spoon over the salmon.

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Za’atar Roasted Salmon With Zhoug and Tomatoes

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Za’atar Roasted Salmon With Zhoug and Tomatoes

Vicky Tran
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Vicky Tran

Za’atar Roasted Salmon With Zhoug and Tomatoes

Yields:

Serves 4

Prep Time:

0 hours 20 mins

Cook Time:

0 hours 30 mins

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Ingredients

Za'atar Spice Blend

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

  • 2 tablespoons sumac

  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano

  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme

Salmon

  • 2 pounds salmon, pin bones removed (centre cut preferred)

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tablespoon za'atar spice blend (see recipe)

  • 1 lemon, zested

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus additional as needed

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus additional as needed

  • 1 pound grape tomatoes, whole

Zhoug

  • 1/4 cup mint leaves

  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves

  • 1 1/2 cups cilantro leaves and tender stems

  • 1 whole jalapeño, sliced

  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

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Method

Za’atar Roasted Salmon With Zhoug and Tomatoes 5 Steps

  • Step 1

    Prepare the Za’atar spice blend: combine the toasted sesame seedssumacdried oreganodried thyme and mix until even. Set aside.

  • Step 2

    Wipe the salmon down with a paper towel and place skin side down on a roasting tray lined with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, za’atar spice blend, lemon zest, sugar, kosher salt as well as the two tablespoons of olive oil. Mix until an even paste forms and spread this paste evenly on the surface of the salmon. Roast in a preheated 425°F oven for 20-25 minutes until salmon is cooked through. Broil the salmon for 2-4 minutes towards the end to really brown the surface and create a nice crust.

  • Step 3

    Place the grape tomatoes in a small roasting tray and drizzle some olive oil and season lightly with kosher salt and black pepper. Roast in the same oven as the salmon for the same amount of time.

  • Step 4

    While the salmon and tomatoes are cooking, prepare the Zhoug. Rough chop the mint leaves, parsley leaves and cilantro leaves and place in a food processor. Add in the jalapeños, smashed garlic cloves, ground cumin, ground coriander and kosher salt. Pulse until coarse and even. Add in the lemon juice as well as olive oil and continue to puree until smooth.

  • Step 5

    Remove the cooked salmon from the oven and transfer to a serving platter. Spoon 3-4 tablespoons of the zhoug into the roasted tomatoes, gently fold together and spoon over the salmon.

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Za’atar Roasted Salmon With Zhoug and Tomatoes