Cajun Salmon with Courgette Fritters

My neighbours have their own vegetable garden and they gifted me with this giant courgette so naturally I had to make something delicious out of it!! The fritters lasted about 30 seconds before I inhaled them all!!

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2 large Salmon darns

1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp hot chili powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp olive oil

1 Courgette – or in my case 1/4 of a giant one!!
1 egg
Sprinkle of black pepper
2 tbsp coconut oil

Lemon twist to serve

Method:

  1. Rinse off the salmon and pat dry with some kitchen roll. Rub the olive oil into the salmon and set aside.
  2. Mix the spices and rub them into the salmon – leave to marinade for approx 20 minutes, the longer the better.IMG_2636
  3. Using a food processor or grater shred the courgette and add to a large bowl. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt (optional).
  4. Add the courgette to a colander, place the bowl on top and squeeze out the excess water.
  5. Place the courgette back in the bowl and in the egg and black pepper.IMG_2639
  6. Heat a pan with the coconut oil until very hot.
  7. Using a large metal spoon portion out the courgette and add to the pan, I did mine two at a time.
  8. Cook on high for 1-2 mins, reduce the heat and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. Flip the fritters and repeat on the opposite side.
  9. When you are on your last batch of fritters place your salmon on the grill for 4 minutes – I used a George Foreman.   Alternatively you can bake it in the oven on a piece of parchment at 200°c for 8 minutes.
  10. Plate up, add the lemon twist and enjoy!IMG_2645

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