Cha Ca Norwegian Salmon
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To make the spice paste, combine turmeric, lemongrass stalks, fish sauce, gula melaka, tamarind sauce and water in a blender and blend until smooth. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water to the paste if it is too try. Marinate the Norwegian Salmon cubes in the paste for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, preheat the grill in the oven at 200°C
Once Norwegian Salmon is thoroughly marinated, add 3 tablespoon of oil into the bowl and toss to coat the Norwegian Salmon.
Lay Norwegian Salmon cubes on an oven grill or baking tray and grill the cubes for 2-3 minutes on each side
To make the salad, mix lime juice, fish sauce, chopped garlic, bird’s eye chilli and caster sugar together in a bowl and stir until the sugar dissolves. Alternatively, for a less spicy dressing, omit the chopped garlic and chilli and serve on an extra dish on the side instead. Toss the dressing in a bowl with lettuce leaves until salad is thoroughly coated
Lay out the salad on a dish and place the grilled Norwegian Salmon on top, garnishing over with chopped spring onions, dill and Thai basil Serve!