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Milk Street Bowtie Salmon with Matbucha

Salmon with Matbucha

4 Servings
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Matbucha is a North African cooked “salad” made with olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, sweet peppers and spicy chilies. With a jammy, spoonable consistency, it typically is served as a dip or spread, but we think it makes a delicious sauce that complements the richness of salmon. In our matbucha, we use roasted red peppers, which are sweet and silky straight out of the jar, and we ratchet up the complexity with some harissa paste (and/or cumin) and chopped olives (and/or) capers. Serve with crusty bread or warm flatbread for dipping into the sauce.

4

Servings

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3 teaspoons grated lemon zest, divided, plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 teaspoons sweet paprika, divided
2 teaspoons harissa paste OR ground cumin, divided OR both
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
4 6-ounce center-cut salmon fillets (each 1 to 1¼ inches thick), patted dry
1 14½-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by hand
1 cup roasted red peppers, patted dry and sliced
3 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
½ cup pitted black OR green olives, roughly chopped OR ¼ cup drained capers OR a combination
Ingredients
  • 4

    tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 3

    teaspoons grated lemon zest, divided, plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 3

    teaspoons sweet paprika, divided

  • 2

    teaspoons harissa paste OR ground cumin, divided OR both

  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper

  • 4

    6-ounce center-cut salmon fillets (each 1 to 1¼ inches thick), patted dry

  • 1

    14½-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by hand

  • 1

    cup roasted red peppers, patted dry and sliced

  • 3

    medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • ½

    cup pitted black OR green olives, roughly chopped OR ¼ cup drained capers OR a combination

Directions

Salmon with Matbucha

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Melissa S.
November 7, 2022
Delicious
Very tasty- great with rice.