The Chew: Katie Lowes Scandal
Before Michael Symon prepared the Dish of the Day, he welcomed actress Katie Lowes to The Chew. Katie currently appears on ABC’s Scandal, a hit drama revolving around a Washington D.C. crisis management firm. Katie said that the cast has great chemistry, and they all love to hang out together off set.
Katie referred to herself as “the worst cook ever," but her new husband is a great cook. They’ve been together for six years, but this year will be their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple. To solve her cooking crisis, Michael invited Katie into the kitchen to prepare a delicious and easy meal.
Michael Symon: Slow-Roasted Salmon Recipe
Michael taught Katie his Slow-Roasted Salmon recipe, which features several aphrodisiac ingredients. Michael likes to spice up his salmon with almond basil pesto and an avocado salad topping. It’s the perfect date dish for Valentine’s Day.
Ingredients For Michael Symon Slow-Roasted Salmon:
- 1 tablespoon Coriander Seed
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1 juiced Orange
- 1 cup Water
- 1 side of Salmon (skinned and de-boned)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
Ingredients For Almond Basil Pesto:
- 1/2 cup lightly toasted Blanched Almonds
- 1 bunch Basil
- 2 peeled Garlic cloves
- 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
Ingredients For Avocado Salad:
- 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Orange (juice and zest)
- 2 tablespoons Champagne Vinegar
- 1/2 thinly sliced Shallot
- 2 diced Avocados 1 minced Fresno Chili
The Chew’s Slow-Roasted Salmon Directions:
- Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
- In a small sauce pot, toast the coriander seeds about 1 minute, until fragrant. Add honey, orange juice, water, salt and pepper to the pot. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, cooking for 15 minutes. Glaze should be thick and reduced by half.
- Season salmon with salt, pepper and olive oil. Transfer to baking sheet and brush with honey glaze. Bake for 30-25 minutes until medium rare, or cook longer if you prefer salmon more well-done. Remove from the oven and cool.
- To make almond basil pesto, combine almonds, basil, and garlic cloves in a food processor with salt and pepper. Begin to process and slowly drizzle in oil. Process until pesto is thick but spreadable.
- To make avocado salad, whisk together orange juice and zest, vinegar, olive oil, shallot, salt and pepper. Toss avocado and chili in bowl to coat. Serve salmon with almond basil pesto and avocado salad on top.