Smoky Chorizo Salmon

Ready in just 11 minutes, Jamie Oliver's recipe for Chorizo Salmon, from the book of the Channel 4 series, Jamie's Quick & Easy Food, combines winning flavours.

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Serves 2
Cook time: 11 min


2 x 150g salmon fillets, skin on, scaled, pin-boned, from sustainable sources
300g ripe mixed-colour cherry tomatoes
4 sprigs of fresh basil
8 black olives (stone in)
30g higher-welfare chorizo


Put the salmon flesh side down in a large cold non-stick frying pan and place on a medium-high heat. As the pan comes up to temperature and the salmon begins to sizzle (about 3 minutes), flip it over and cook on the skin side for 5 minutes, or until very crisp and just cooked (depending on its thickness).

Meanwhile, halve the cherry tomatoes, tear up most of the basil leaves, then toss it all with 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Squash the olives and discard the stones, then finely chop the flesh. Mix with 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and a splash of water.

Finely slice the chorizo, add to the pan for the last 2 minutes, then toss in the dressed tomatoes for 30 seconds. Divide between your plates, with the salmon on top. Spoon over the dressed olives and pick over the remaining basil.

CALORIES 363kcal FAT 22.8g SAT FAT 4.8g PROTEIN 34.3g CARBS 5.1g SUGAR 4.9g SALT 1.2g FIBRE 1.5g

5 Ingredients by Jamie Oliver is published by Penguin Random House ⓒ Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited. Photographer: David Loftus

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