Tested till perfect Fisher's Loft Salmon With Chickpea Mash
Fisher's Loft Salmon With Chickpea Mash
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Fisher's Loft Salmon With Chickpea Mash

We've adapted this recipe from the original, created by Roger Pickavance, consulting chef at the Fisher's Loft Inn in Port Rexton, N.L. Serve with Sauteed Spinach or another cooked in-season vegetable.

By Rheanna Kish and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: June 2012

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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 45 minutes (plus overnight soaking)
  • Portion size 4


  • 4 4skinless centre-cut salmon filletskinless centre-cut salmon fillets, (about 6 oz/170 g each)
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1 pinch 1pinchpepper
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgrainy mustard
  • 2 tsp 2tspmaple syrup

Chickpea Mash:

  • 1 cup 1cupdried chickpeadried chickpeas
  • 1 1bay leafbay leaves
  • 1 1whole clovecloves
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsplemon juice
  • 1 1clove garliccloves of garlic, grated or pressed
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1 pinch 1pinchcayenne pepper
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Chickpea Mash: Rinse chickpeas; soak overnight in 3 times their volume of water. (Or, for quick-soak method, bring chickpeas and water to boil in medium saucepan; boil over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour.) Drain.

In saucepan, cover chickpeas with 6 cups water. Add bay leaf and clove; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until chickpeas are tender, 25 to 45 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid. Discard bay leaf and clove.

Stir in oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and cayenne pepper; mash, adding 1 tbsp of the reserved cooking liquid at a time as needed, to make coarse, creamy mash. Keep warm.

Meanwhile, sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Place on parchment paper–lined baking sheet.

In small bowl, stir together mustard and maple syrup. Brush over fish. Roast in 375 F (190 C) oven until fish flakes easily when tested with fork, about 20 minutes. Serve with chickpea mash.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 518 pro 39g total fat 26g sat. fat 5g
carb 31g dietary fibre 4g sugar 7g chol 84mg
sodium 476mg potassium 835mg

% RDI:

calcium 8 iron 26 vit A 2 vit C 17
folate 100
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