a spring recipe

Earlier this week, on Kathy Barrett’s ‘Go behind the curtain’ radio show, I spoke about a salmon recipe, whose preparation time is only a few minutes. I would like to share this succulent recipe with you today as it appears in ‘a squirrel in your kitchen’. Enjoy!



4 salmon fillets (small + thin)

½ cup coconut milk

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tbsp tomato paste

pinch of brown sugar

1-2 bay leafs

3-4 tbsp dry white wine

1 tsp basil

herbal salt (herbamare)


Wash the salmon fillets. Sprinkle with sesame oil to take the heavy fish odor away. Place the fillets in a cooking tray, sprinkle them with the wine and add the bay leaves. Mix the coconut milk, tomato paste and a pinch of sugar, and add on top of the fillets. Season with salt and basil. Cook covered in the oven at 180ºC for about 15-20 minutes. Uncover the last 5 minutes. Remove when your fillets have a soft orange color. Salmon should not be left in dry heat for too long as it gets dry fast.


About Mahi S

I was born on the island of Cyprus in 1971. For years, I lived the life of a nomad: I grew up in the Arab Gulf, finished high school in Cyprus, then went to the U.S. for five remarkable, life-changing years of study and work in public relations. With every change of home, I was confronted with the challenge of separation and the issue of identity, but ultimately the rewarding experience of interacting with people of different cultures has informed my life ever since. It inspired me to create an ideal setting wherever I found myself, to live meaningfully and use passion as the main ingredient in my life. I run to keep myself motivated and to fire the kind of creative thinking that keeps me balanced and content. But it’s also an ongoing challenge: since 1999, I have completed 17 half-marathons, which I try to run in a different city every time. In fact, running and travel are the two pillars of my life philosophy: “Travel is fascinating, whether it’s about a series of mesmerizing destinations or a journey within myself”. “Running keeps me sane, motivated and focused!” Right now, I am focusing on promoting my new book, ‘A squirrel in your kitchen’ an e-cookbook with quick, easy and delicious recipes (and anecdotes) from dearest friends around the world. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AYXN500. I am also hoping to experience the fascinating challenge of a full marathon in 2016; in Athens or New York. We’ll see!

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