Sweet Hot Coriander Salmon with Strawberry Tomato Salad

I promised you more salmon and here it is just in time for Mother’s Day.  I am just loving this Norwegian variety and now that I’ve had it I feel totally spoiled and I’m wishing it was available here more often.

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This presents a bit of a conundrum for me given that I lived on Vancouver Island for many years and always loved to brag that British Columbia had the best.  I feel like a traitor!  Of course, Pacific Northwest Salmon is fabulous too so whichever you choose, you know this meal is going to be special.

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Your mom will love this and hubby and kids will have no problem putting this meal together.  Dad, you can cook this on the grill if that is easier.  I’ve created a simple rub for the fish and the salad is a matter of chopping and tossing.  It doesn’t get much easier really.

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Now the ingredients are a little quirky but when I saw a recipe online for coriander roasted strawberries I knew this would work with my favorite fish as well. I’m here to testify that they are a fantastic combination and I loved it!  You have to know by know that I’m usually going to throw some kind of twist to the recipe, right?  The kitchen is meant to be fun!

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This method of cooking is going to give you melt-in-your mouth deliciousness. You’ll want to use a good pan, preferably cast-iron.  I have regular cast iron as well as enamel-coated cast iron pans that I use for almost everything.  You’re going to sear it briefly on high heat then pop it into the oven for a few minutes and presto – dinner is served!

If you choose to make this for the mom in your family, I’d love it if you shared it with me on Twitter or Instagram and I’ll share it with my readers.  Cheers!

Sweet Hot Coriander Salmon with Strawberry Tomato Salad
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Seafood
Author: Robyn Gleason
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Serves: 4 persons
An easy, colorful and elegant salmon dinner with a wonderful combination of sweet and spicy that will have your taste buds tingling. Who knew strawberries and salmon were so amazing together!
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 5 ounce pieces of wild salmon
  • 1.5 teaspoons coriander
  • 1.5 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
  • sea salt
  • STRAWBERRY TOMATO SALAD (from Southern Living)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 1/2 pound assorted small heirloom, cherry and grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon loosely packed lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Combine coriander, brown sugar, chili powder, Sriracha sauce in a small bowl. Season with salt. Pat salmon dry and rub mixture into both sides of fish, including skin. Let sit for 15 minutes. In the meantime make the salad.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in large non-stick ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat until nearly smoking. Sear salmon fillets skin-side up 2 minutes. Flip, then transfer skillet to oven and cook 7-10 minutes more or until salmon is just cooked through. (depending on thickness) Be careful not to overcook. Mine took 7 minutes and my oven tends to run hot. Read [url href=”https://simplyfreshdinners.com/2014/03/baked-salmon-lemon-dill-parsley.html” target=”_blank”]this post[/url] if unsure about thickness and cooking times.
  4. Good salmon is expensive so if unsure, use a thermometer. It makes life so much easier!
  1. Combine all ingredients and serve in bowl or arrange on platter leaving room in center for salmon. Make this first because the salmon is going to require your attention.

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    May 1, 2016 at 10:41 am

    I love the combo of the tomatoes and the strawberries, and you’ve got me so interested in Norwegian salmon, I don’t know that I’ve ever seen it here in California. Where did you find it?
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      May 1, 2016 at 11:15 am

      Believe it or not this was at my local supermarket, Sue. They don’t get it often but I scooped up a bunch and I’ll be going back for more. I’m sure if you checked your fish markets that specialize in international seafood they may have some 🙂
      I love strawberries and tomatoes too but I think the combination is still a little odd to a lot of folks, lol.
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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    May 1, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Love that sweet and spicy! This looks amazing Robyn!
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    Anita Rivera
    May 1, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Good evening dearest Robyn! I had the best photo session today and barely got home for dinner! OK, this is unreal….and Norwegian salmon you say…..I wonder if I can find this at IKEA? Where do you get yours? Either way, the ingredients are nice and simple and no problem. The colors and I’m sure the fabulous, unexpected flavors are going to be a hit!

    Enjoy dreaming up more goodies during this new week of MAY!!

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      May 3, 2016 at 7:52 am

      I think you just have to check around at your local fish markets, Anita. From what I understand, I there is a fairly large Norwegian population in your area so may have the best ever!
      You will enjoy this dish, my friend.
      May already – so0n you’ll be out for the summer!
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    Chris Scheuer
    May 1, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Looks wonderfully fresh and delicious Robyn. And so perfect for spring and summer!

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    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    May 1, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Gorgeous photos, Robyn! So light and bright and beautiful!!

    I bet this dish is amazing…I could eat salmon about 3 times a week, and this creative twist would help to keep it interesting. Perfect!
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      May 3, 2016 at 7:54 am

      Thanks, Blair. I’m with you, I can never get enough of salmon. Thanks for visiting 🙂
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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    May 1, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Oh my – this sounds so wonderful! Again with the gorgeous salmon. I think I could eat it almost everyday. I am intrigued by the rub and must give it a try – love sweet and hot and love your photos! Sharing!
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      May 3, 2016 at 7:56 am

      Sweet and hot is my favorite way to go, Tricia, and I was so delighted it worked with the salmon. Thanks so much!
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    Bam's Kitchen
    May 1, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Absolutely stunning photos and flavours Robyn! I would have never thought to combine tomatoes and strawberries together this is so fun. This recipe is simple enough for the boys. I will will put them on duty for moms day. Sharing everywhere!
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      May 3, 2016 at 7:57 am

      Awwhh, thanks, Bobbi! I loved the combo and will use it with chicken too. Relax and let all the men in your house do the work on Mother’s Day 🙂
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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    May 1, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    I wish I was home to cook this for my mom! I am sending her a pack of Sizzlefish.. maybe there will be some left when I get home in June and I can still make this dish for her 🙂 We get Norwegian Salmon here in Malaysia– that’s the only kind. I miss Alaskan! My brother goes on a big fishing trip every year and brings back 100+ pounds of salmon… so fresh. What we buy here is nothing like that!
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      May 3, 2016 at 7:58 am

      I just love Sizzlefish, Michelle, and they have had some gorgeous photos of their salmon on IG lately. I love Alaskan salmon as well and that’s a lot of fish he’s bringing back. Lucky family!
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    Debbie Harris
    May 1, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Oh Robyn, this combination sounds delicious! I do not believe there is a thing that you cannot prepare wonderfully.
    This will be added to my cookbook.
    Thank you for your precious message.
    You are such a dear!
    Love and hugs~~

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      May 3, 2016 at 7:59 am

      LOL, You are too sweet, Debbie, but sadly there have been more than a few recipe fails in my kitchen! All part of the learning curve so it’s ok 🙂 Love to you, Daffy friend!
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    Gourmet Getaways
    May 2, 2016 at 4:10 am

    What a delicious looking meal!
    I really need to start eating healthy food like this, I have been guilty of over indulging recently. This would make a perfect Mother’s Day meal!
    Thanks for Sharing
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      May 3, 2016 at 8:03 am

      I love that it’s so easy to eat healthy even when in a hurry, Julie, but I’m guilty of going for wrong choices sometimes too. Summer time helps us get back on track , thank goodness.
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    May 2, 2016 at 10:15 am

    I’m loving all these salmon recipes, I would have never thought to pair strawberries with tomatoes but it sounds so fresh and summery!
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    May 4, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Loving this recipe, totally pinning this for my recipe must try list!
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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    May 4, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    I somehow missed this earlier this week and that would have been a shame, because I love everything about this dish! Always looking for great new ways to enjoy salmon 🙂 Pinned!
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      May 5, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      Glad you enjoyed this dish, Jennifer. It’s a crazy combo of ingredients but it came together wonderfully. 🙂

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    May 4, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Catching up on my emails Robyn and this looks delicious, salmon is one of my favorites. Pinning for later.
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      May 5, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      I just love the salmon dishes you create, Cheri! Glad you enjoyed this one 🙂

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    May 5, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Robyn, this dinner meal looks fantastic! Just want to grab a bite of it!

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      May 5, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks so much, Lisa. I was really thrilled with the way all the flavors came together!

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    Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom
    May 6, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    I actually get to spend Mother’s Day with my mom this year and she’s a huge fan of salmon, as am I. I know she would just love this recipe! And I’m loving the strawberries you’ve added! Hope you have a great weekend my dear!
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      May 7, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      That’s great, Kathleen! If we ever meet, I want to cook salmon with you! Enjoy your weekend, friend 🙂

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    May 7, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    HI Robyn,
    Wow this sounds so tasty and healthy. I love salmon and this would make it taste so tempting and scrumptious with the strawberries and tomatoes in. Quite a fest I would say. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays blog hop. Pinned & tweeted!
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    June 29, 2016 at 6:26 am

    I have never tried coriander with strawberries, but I can tell right away I am going to LOVE it. I’ve featured your recipe in my round-up of the best strawberry dishes (with a twist), thanks so much for creating it 🙂

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