Cha Ca Norwegian Salmon
Cha Ca Norwegian Salmon
Savor this this quick and easy salmon recipe by Sarah Benjamin from Cooking For Love.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Grilling
  • Preparation Time 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time 10 minutes
  • Yield 4 servings
  • Spice Paste:
  • 25 grams fresh Turmeric, peeled
  • 4 Lemongrass stalks, outside skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons Fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chopped Gula Melaka (Palm Sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons Tamarind juice
  • 1 tablespoon Water, if needed
  • Salmon:
  • 500 grams Norwegian Salmon cubes
  • 3 tablespoons Peanut oil or Vegetable oil
  • Salad:
  • Lettuce leaves, for wrapping
  • 2 tablespoons Lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Caster sugar
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Chopped Bird’s eye Chilli
  • Garnish:
  • 8 Spring onions, chopped
  • A large bunch of Dill, chopped
  • A bunch of Thai Basil, chopped
  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the grill in the oven at 200°C
  3. Once Norwegian Salmon is thoroughly marinated, add 3 tablespoon of oil into the bowl and toss to coat the Norwegian Salmon.
  4. Lay Norwegian Salmon cubes on an oven grill or baking tray and grill the cubes for 2-3 minutes on each side
  5. 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
  6. 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!

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