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

Prep 0 h : 15 m
Cook 0 h : 30 m


  • 2 salmon fillets, 160g each

    1 tbsp olive oil

    Mashed potatoes

    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

    To serve

    10g butter

    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.

    Keep aside.

    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.