We were reminded of how some flavours go together at a recent Canadian Thanks Giving last week. Then when the perfect watermelons arrived at Vive this week, we knew they had to feature in this weeks organic recipes. Not wanting to forget our friends at 41 deg just yet, we’ve combined this simple watermelon salad with their perfect salmon patties for yet another fast, simple and delicious lunch.
Salmon Patties with Sweet Potato Rosti and Watermelon Salad
2 Organic sweet potato (we used purple swirl)
2 dessert spoons white rice flour
Splash of olive oil
1 clove crushed garlic
3 Cups watermelon (1cm Cubes)
1 cucumber sliced and seeded
1/2Cup fresh mint leaves (chopped)
100g Woodside Goats Milk Fetta (cubed)
Splash of Spiral Foods Mirin
1/2TSp dried chilli flakes
41deg Salmon Patties
Fry patties on each side with rice bran oil in a medium heated pan (from frozen). Remove from heat and rest in foil while preparing rosti and salad. Don’t be scared to bring these guys out a little early. Let them finish while resting for tender moist salmon patties.
Peel and grate sweet potato squeezing as much moisture from it possible. In a bowl, combine all rosti ingredients until a sticky texture is achieved. Season with salt and pepper to taste. In a medium heated pan with a small amount of rice bran oil, press rosti’s into patties about 1/2cm thick. When browned turn and cook through until golden.
Add watermelon, mint, fetta and mirin to a large mixing bowl and gently hand toss until just combined.
Serve with fresh mint and lemon.
All these ingredients are available at Vive Health Bulimba at 36 Riding Road. If you want any tips on how to tweak this salad for your taste buds pop in and chat to our resident organic chef Nik.