This elegant dish is a must if you want to impress your dinner guests. The flavour and texture of the Minted Pea Puree with the Crispy King Salmon is exquisite and complimented by the ever so sophisticated green that is asparagus.


  • 4 x 180g portions of Regal King Salmon

  • 1 kilo fresh peas (or frozen peas optional)

  • 2 french shallots

  • 150 ml cream

  • olive oil

  • butter

  • salt

  • 2 sprigs mint

  • 2 bunches asparagus

  • parsley

  • chervil

  • chives

  • lemons

  • limes

  • marigolds, edible flowers to garnish


  • 1.

    Finely chop the French shallots and sauté with butter and olive oil. Add the cream. Blanche the peas in water and then add to the cream reduction. Add a couple sprigs of mint. Blend until smooth.

  • 2.

    To make the vinaigrette, juice the lemons and limes. Add freshly chopped parsley, chervil and chives. Splash of extra virgin olive oil.

  • 3.

    Peel the asparagus. Cool on a hot grill for 3-4mins and season in olive oil and salt.

  • 4.

    Fillet and debone the King Salmon. In a hot frying pan, heat some olive oil and season the salmon, then place it skin side down for 5-6 mins. Then turn the fillet and cook for another 3-4 mins.

  • 5.

    To serve, put a swipe of pea puree, the char grilled asparagus and place the salmon on top, and dress with the herb vinaigrette and marigolds.


Serves: 4
Time: 20 Minutes

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