Grilled Salmon with Avocado Sauce

Wow! This dish offers incredible depth of flavour. It’s so easy but it’s good enough to impress your dinner party guests and can be prepared in advance too.

Serves 4

Prep: 15 minutes (plus fridge time). Cooking: 10 minutes

4 large salmon fillets, skinless
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp coconut oil
3 handfuls of samphire (see below)
Sea or rock salt and freshly ground pepper

Avocado Sauce Ingredients
2 avocados, roughly chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloved, peeled and crushed
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Small handful of fresh coriander, chopped
Sea or rock salt and freshly ground pepper


1. In a bowl, combine the cumin, paprika, onion powder, chilli powder, garlic powder, and season with salt and pepper.

2. Rub the mixture all over the salmon, cover with clingfilm and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour and up to 12 hours.

3. In another bowl, mash the avocado until it has a nice smooth texture. Then add all the remaining ingredients for the avocado sauce and stir until well blended.

4. Remove the salmon from the fridge and bring to room temperature.

5. Preheat the grill to medium.

6. Grill the salmon on the preheated grill for 6-8 minutes, turning over once.

7. Meanwhile, heat the coconut oil in a small frying pan and cook the samphire for a couple of minutes.

8. Serve immediately with the avocado sauce and samphire.


Rub the mixture all over the salmon, cover, and place in the fridge for at least an hour.

Floral plate from a selection at Potty Parcels.


Mix all the avocado ingredients together.


Impress your dinner party guests with this grub-tastic salmon dish!


My new favourite thing – Samphire!

But beware; it’s incredibly salty unless it’s fried, boiled or steamed.

SAMPHIRE – There are two types of samphire – marsh and rock – only marsh samphire is widely available. Marsh samphire has vibrant green stalks, similar to baby asparagus, with a distinctively crisp and salty taste. It can be used raw in salad, though it tends to be very salty, so it’s more often boiled or steamed for a few minutes.

Samphire is the most nutrient food. It’s rich in vitamin C, vitamin A and Complex b vitamin. Beside vitamins it’s also rich in minerals like calcium, iodine and iron.

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