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Ingredients:

Serves 8

  • 400g green peas
    1 tbsp avocado oil
    2 tbsp lemon juice
    2 avocados, halved, peeled and chopped
    4 x 180g salmon fillet, boned
    2 tbsp olive oil
    1 tbsp chopped parsley
    3-4 tbsp chopped mint

Avocado chimichurri

  • 1 jalapeno chilli, roasted, deseeded
    1 bunch coriander
    ½ cup rice or white wine vinegar
    1 bunch flat leaf parsley, no stems
    1 tbsp (2-3 cloves) garlic, chopped
    1 tbsp oregano, fresh
    ¼ cup lime juice
    2 avocados, diced
    Salt and pepper to taste
    ¼ cup water
    ¼ cup olive oil

Method:

To make avocado chimichurri:

Roast the jalapeno chilli over an open flame until blackened, then place in a plastic bag to sweat for 5 minutes. Slice the chilli in half, deseed and remove blackened skin. In a blender, combine all the ingredients except the oil. While the blender is running, slowly add the oil to thicken. Add a bit more warm water if necessary to thin. Reserve for service. Set aside.

To make mash:

Boil peas for 3 minutes and drain. Add peas, avocado oil, lemon juice and 1 avocado to a bowl. Using a stick blender, make a rough purée. Fold in the remaining avocado and chopped herbs and season with salt and pepper. Taste for flavour, and add more mint if needed. Keep warm.

To make salmon:

Heat olive oil in a skillet until smoking. Sear salmon skin side down until crispy, approximately 2 minutes on each side, or finish in 200°C oven. The salmon also can be barbecued or oven roasted. Serve on top of 2 tbsp of pea and avocado mash, with 20ml serve of avocado chimichurri on top.