I’m always looking for new ways of serving fish. I love the fact that because there are so many types of fish, it never becomes boring. There’s always something new to discover, either a new fish or a new way of cooking it. Well, this dish just uses salmon, which is not unusual, but what is different for me is mixing spices in with ketchup to form a marinade. I came across the idea on Goan Imports and knew straightaway that using ketchup as a base for the marinade was something I wanted to try.
I’ll admit that normally I’m not a big fan of ketchup. I like it with chips and I use it when making barbecue sauce, but apart from that, I don’t really consider using it. I tend to think of it as a kid’s thing. My daughter loves ketchup though, and maybe that was why the recipe I saw caught my eye.
Now, even if you’re not a big fan of ketchup either, the balsamic vinegar and Indian spices completely change the dish from just salmon and ketchup. In fact, even if you don’t like ketchup, you might like this, and if you are still determined not to get the ketchup out, I’m sure you could swap it for tomato puree.
Or maybe you couldn’t care either way whether this uses ketchup. Maybe you’re just looking for a quick and tasty way of cooking salmon and getting dinner on the table so you can relax after a long hard day. Well, this is perfect for that too. It takes just moments to mix together the marinade and although you then have to wait for the oven to heat up and the fish to cook, it’s still a relatively quick and definitely easy dish to cook.
Ingredients – serves 2
2 pieces of salmon
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp vegetable oil
How to Make Salmon Marinated in Ketchup and Indian Spices
1. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade and taste it. Spread it on both sides of the fish and leave for at least 30 minutes.
2. Wrap the salmon in a tin foil parcel and bake in the oven at 180C for about 15 minutes.