It has been so rainy and dark here for the couple of days, that any and all the color is right or preferred. One starts to look for it everywhere, during these months of polar nights, especially before the snow arrives to lighten up the scenery. The bean salad with salmon on the plate with all its colours, perk up the meal time in a lively way.
I love to eat salmon, I think it is my favourite protein, and here in Norway, you can imagine it is available abundantly.
You can dress it up with sauces, salsa, herbs, pesto, in whatever way, but I also like it to make just simply spiced up and baked. That way the possible leftovers have multiple use as well.
I needed a meal for 'a late lunch, early dinner time' meal, and nothing too heavy, but still filling,
I prepared The Bean Salad (click for a recipe) I love, baked the salmon in the oven with salt pepper and Cajun pepper on the top. It gave a nice heat to the fish. The fish was crisp from the top, and just perfectly done in the middle.
The bean salad tossed in herb salad dressing, and some feta cheese on the side, made a fantastic combination, and was a big hit. I hope you will enjoy it as well!
I'm a chef and a pastry chef, and I love food. Preparing a meal for someone is a show of love; for your craft, for the ingredients, and for the ones eating.