Pepper-crusted salmon fillet with garlic chickpeas

Posted: October 23, 2011 by nietize in Salmon
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From BBC GoodFood More One-Pot Recipes
Serves 4

4 skinless salmon fillets , about 150g/5oz each
2 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp paprika
grated zest and juice 2 limes
1 tbsp olive oil
2 x 400g/14oz cans chickpeas
3 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
150ml vegetable stock
130g bag baby spinach

Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Put the salmon fillets in a shallow ovenproof dish in a single layer. Roughly crush the peppercorns with a pestle and mortar, or tip into a cup and crush with the end of a rolling pin. Mix with the paprika, lime zest and a little sea salt. Brush the salmon lightly with oil, then sprinkle over the pepper mix. Bake for 12-15 mins until the salmon is just cooked.

Meanwhile, tip the chickpeas into a colander, rinse well under cold running water, then drain. Heat the oil in a pan, add the garlic, then gently cook for 5 mins without browning. Add the chickpeas and stock, then warm through. Crush the chickpeas lightly with a potato masher, then add the spinach and stir well until the leaves are wilted. Add the lime juice and some salt and pepper, then heat through. Serve with the salmon.


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