Pan-fried salmon with fruit salsa and duo of mashed potato
'I wonder what is Valentine’s food. Is it regular dishes with lots of heart shapes and roses? Nothing wrong with it, but I believe it should be food that your partner loves most. So I am sharing the recipes of my wife’s and mine favourite dishes with a little Valentine presentation.' Uwe Micheel is director of kitchen at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. This Valentine's week Friday asked some of Dubai’s top chefs to create dishes that will feature on their Valentine’s menu
2 salmon fillets, 160g each
1 tbsp olive oil
300g sweet potatoes, peeled and boiled
300g potatoes, peeled and boiled
5g wasabi powder
10g butter, at room temperature
For salsa, mix
10g mango, cubed into small pieces
10g papaya, cubed into small pieces
10g tomato, cubed into small pieces
10g cucumber, cubed into small pieces
10g pomegranate arils
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
5g fresh red chilli
5g fresh coriander, chopped
60g broccoli florets, boiled
5g roasted almond flakes
Season the salmon steaks with salt and pepper and pan-fry on low heat until medium cooked.
To prepare the mashed potatoes, mash together the two varieties of potatoes while still warm, add wasabi powder and butter and season with salt and pepper.
When ready to serve, heat butter in a frying pan and saute broccoli florets until well glazed.
Season with salt and pepper.
To serve, spoon the potato mash in a piping bag and pipe in a heart shape.
Place salmon and broccoli as shown in the picture.
Sprinkle almond flakes over broccoli, serve immediately.
Also check out chef Uwe's Gulf prawn and smoked duck in Thai curry Valentine's recipe.