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#BrunchWeek: Thai Orchid Salmon Salad + Day Six Links


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May 10, 2013 - This hearty, exotic salad was inspired by the Thai Orchid Beef Salad recipe in Cooking with Flowers: Sweet and Savory Recipes with Rose Petals, Lilacs, Lavender, and Other Edible Flowers by Miche Bacher of Mali B Sweets. I made several adaptations. I didn't have any beef in my fridge, but I had a few salmon filets. So, I went with those. I lined the plates with Little Gems lettuce leaves. It almost looks like the picture...the dendrobium orchids are ridiculously photogenic.





salmon filets for as many people as you are serving
1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced
splash of olive oil
soy sauce
Little Gems lettuce leaves
1/2 C fresh, chopped cilantro
3 chives, chopped
6-8 dendrobium orchids

Dressing:
3 T fermented fish sauce
3 T Meyer lemon juice
1 T organic honey
1/2 t Thai chili paste

Saute the onions in a large, flat bottom pan that will be able to accommodate all of your salmon. Once the onions are softened, but not browned, lay your salmon filets in the pan. Cook until they are opaque half-way up from the pan. Drizzle with soy sauce and continue to cook - until the fish is firm to the touch.

To serve - lay the lettuce leaves on the plate, top with salmon, garnish with cilantro, chives, and dendrobium petals. Sprinkle with chopped chives and drizzle with dressing.



Here's the collection of recipes for Day Six of #BrunchWeek...

Brunch Drink Recipes

Mango Lime Bellinis by Cook the Story
Strawberry Sangrias by Kokocooks

Breads, Grains, Cereals and Pancake-type Yums

Souffle Pancakes with Bacon Flowers by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Mini Breakfast Pizzas by Sweet Remedy
Turkey, Brie and Raspberry Waffle Bites by Vanilla Lemonade
Glazed Doughnut Pancakes by The Domestic Mama & The Village Cook
Whole Wheat Blueberry and Sour Cream Pancakes by Sarcastic Cooking

Meat, Poultry, Fish and Legume Brunch Recipes

Thai Orchid Salmon Salad by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Egg Recipes

Crouque Monsieur Strata by White Lights on Wednesday
American Girl Chip and Ham Scramble by The Vintage Cook
Sausage, Egg, & Veggie Casserole by Katie’s Cucina

Potato Recipes

Poutine Hash by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Brunch Dessert Recipes

Vanilla Bean Cookie Bars by Rachel Cooks
Candied Bacon Brownies by {i love} my disorganized life
Turtles French Toast by Cravings of a Lunatic
Chocolate Chiffon Cakee by Love and Confections
Dark Chocolate-Orange & Walnut Banana Bread by The Kitchen Prep

Comments

  1. So pretty! I'm going to have to use this garnishing trick often.

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  2. There's a thai restaurant in town that serves an edible flower as a garnish on all their plates. This beautiful salmon dish reminds me of that place.

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  3. How interesting is this!! Love it!!

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