Alida asks, “You know those days that you stand in front of your fridge filled with random ingredients and zero inspiration? Well, I have had a few of those days recently. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I am shooting for clients and hence have no inspiration left for cooking for my family at night or if it’s just the heat getting the better of me but I have been a bit of a funk for the last few days. On Monday night, I had a piece of trout in the fridge with a few salady-bits. That was pretty much it. And mind you, it wasn’t a very big piece of trout either, so I knew I had to stretch it. It was horrifyingly hot and I just couldn’t muster up the energy to turn the fish into fish cakes. So I decided a salad would have to do.
The spicy kick of the sriracha with the sharpness of the lime really worked with the grilled fish and drizzled over the salad, made for the most mouth-watering dish. If you can’t find sriracha, try harder. Seriously. This stuff is so amazing and for the last 8 months or so, I have eaten it on EVERYTHING.”
Serve the salad it with a glass of chilled white wine and perhaps a little crusty ciabatta to mop up the dressing and you have yourself a might fine weekday dinner.
Grilled trout salad with Sriracha lime dressing
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
pinch of cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon sugar
pinch of salt
for the salad
baby lettuce leaves
cherry tomatoes, halved
steamed tenderstem broccoli
for the dressing
juice of 1 lime
2-3 teaspoons sriracha
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt to taste
Combine the spices and the sugar and rub generously over the trout.
Grill the trout in a hot griddle pan until cooked through then remove and allow to cool to room temperature.
Place the lettuce on a serving plate and top with the salad ingredients.
Whisk together the salad dressing ingredients and drizzle over the salad.
Sriracha is available from Woolworths. Also in Sweet Chilli Sauce.
Michael’s wine recommendation – CLICK HERE
Alida Ryder is one of my favourite food people. Excellent cook, recipe developer, great photographer. Her website has a huge following and she is doing things she could only have dreamed of a few years ago. She’s written two books Simple & Delicious and Cook from the heart. Click here to go to her fabulous website. Click here to buy her first e-book.