Grilled Salmon with Indian Spices and Raita


This is for Rich, or anyone else who likes Indian food. lol

Grilled Salmon with Indian spices and Raita

1/2 cup coarsely chopped peeled fresh ginger
1/4 cup vegetable oil plus more
1 TB plus 1 tsp. Garam masala
2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
2 tsp ground coriander
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 2 lb. center-cut piece of boneless salmon fillet, skin on
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
3/4 up finely chopped peeled seeded cucumber
2 TB. finely chopped fresh cilantro plus more for garnish
2 scallions, finely chopped
1 TB fresh lime juice

Prepare grill, medium high heat. Puree ginger, 1/4 cup oil, 1 TB Garam masala, garlic, coriander and cumin in a blender until coarse puree forms. Put salmon into a baking dish and season with salt and pepper. Coat salmon with ginger puree. Let marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, stir yogurt, cucumber, cilantro, scallions, lime juice and remaining 1 tsp. Garam masala in a medium bowl. Season raita to taste with salt and pepper.

Brush the grill rack with the oil. Brush off marinade for easier grilling, or leave it on for a better crust. Grill salmon, turning once, until it just begins to flake in center, 4-5 minutes per side. Transfer salmon to a platter. Garnish with cilantro. Serve with raita. Serves 4 to 6

Source: Bon Appetit mag. May 2011