Spice-Crusted Salmon with Ginger-Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

This recipe is from the November 2010 issue of  Bon Appetit. It was so fast, easy and delicious! Jeff and I both loved it. Usually salmon is too fishy for me, but the yogurt sauce perfectly complimented the spiced crusted salmon.

 

 

 

 

Spice-Crusted Salmon with Ginger-Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 teaspoons fresh lime juice, divided
3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
4 6-ounce salmon fillets with skin
Lime wedges

Mix yogurt, cilantro, 1 teaspoon lime juice, 1 teaspoon oil, ginger, and garlic in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Place fennel seeds and coriander seeds in heavy-duty plastic bag. Using mallet, crush seeds. Sprinkle fillets with salt, pepper, and seeds.

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add fillets, seed side down. Cook until brown, about 3 minutes. Turn over. Cook until just opaque in center, about 3 minutes. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons lime juice. Place fillets on plates. Top with sauce; serve with lime wedges.

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