- Preheat oven to 200ºC or 190ºC fan forced.
- Rub salmon pieces with a small amount of olive oil (reserve the
rest), season with salt & pepper on skin side, then transfer
skin side down onto a cold* non-stick pan, on a low to medium heat.
Leave salmon to cook for about 7 - 10 minutes or until the skin is
golden and crispy. Flip salmon and cook until there is very little
give when you press it gently. Rest with skin side up until cool
enough to handle.
- Slice all cooked flesh away and return the skin to non-stick
pan, on low heat, underside down to crisp up. Meanwhile, with 2
forks, flake the flesh finely and spread evenly onto a baking tray
lined with parchment. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the
salmon and bake for about 15 - 20 minutes or until very crispy and
a deep golden brown. Remove salmon skin from pan (set pan aside
without washing) and cool on some paper towel.
- To make salsa, scatter capsicum and zucchini onto pan, on high
heat to cook in oil rendered from salmon. Don't toss the veges -
simply allow them to sit for about 10 seconds or until you can see
edges of the veges are slightly blackened. Toss for another 10
seconds then transfer veges to a plate to cool. In a medium mixing
bowl combine with tomatoes, onion, coriander, only 2 tablespoons
lime, salt and pepper. Set aside.
- To make guacamole, simply combine avocado with 2 tablespoons
lime, salt, pepper and tabasco to taste. Set aside.
- To assemble the scoops, begin with slicing the crispy salmon
skin into 5mm slivers. Dollop a small amount of the guacamole in
each lettuce cup, 2 tablespoons of the salsa, then a generous
sprinkle of the salmon crisps and crispy skin over the top.
*Tip: When cooking salmon, always start with a cold
pan and the skin side down. This will ensure the skin crisps up
slowly and beautifully, without burning before the flesh cooks
completely. Also always serve skin side up and EAT IT! A lot of
people aren't used to eating fish skin but it's just like pork
cracking - delicious and full of omega 3 fats which are very good