Sunday, August 4, 2013

Roasted Nori Salmon with Crispy Potatoes and Wasabi Mayonnaise

Roasted Nori Salmon with Crispy Potatoes and Wasabi Mayonnaise
As shared from the kitchen of Once Upon a Plate by Mari (
Ingredients: Tiny potatoes, par-boiled
olive oil
Citrus salt, or sea salt
Salmon fillets, skin on
1 nori sheet (edible seaweed sold in dried, paper-thin sheets.)*

Wasabi Mayonnaise
1/4 whole-egg mayonnaise (good quality)
1 tablespoon wasabi paste
1 tablespoon lemon juice
To make the wasabi mayonnaise, blend all ingredients together. Set aside. 
(If making a few hours ahead cover and refrigerate.)

Preheat oven to 475ºF/250ºC
Arrange the par-boiled potatoes on a lightly oiled or greased shallow baking sheet, drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with salt. Using your thumb, press down on each potato to smash them slightly, place in oven and roast for 10 minutes.

While the potatoes are roasting, wrap a strip of nori around each salmon piece and place, skin-side down on the baking sheet with the potatoes. Baking time for the salmon will depend upon the size and thickness, anywhere from about 5 minutes, up to 1o, and potatoes are crispy and golden.  Note: Allow for carry-over cooking time after the salmon is removed from the oven, don't over cook or salmon will be dry.

Serve the salmon skin-side up along with the potatoes and wasabi mayonnaise.  I served this with fresh pea sprouts, simply rinsed in cold water.

* Nori can be found in the Asian section of a well-stocked grocery store.


Recipe adapted from Donna Hay Magazine