Grilled Salmon with Olives and Pine Nuts
4 6-ounces each salmon fillets skinless
1/2 cup black raisins
1/2 cup olive oil
4 celery stalks, discard all green leaves, diced
1 ounce pine nuts roughly chopped
3 tablespoons capers
2 tablespoons capers juice
1/4 cup green olives, pitted and chopped
1/4 teaspoon saffron strands placed in 1 tablespoon hot water
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoons lemon juice
Rehydrate the raisins with hot water in a small bowl with enough water to cover them. 20 minutes meanwhile proceed with the recipe below.
Rub the salmon’s fillets with olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
In a large skillet add 1/3 cup of olive oil over high heat. When hot add the celery and the pine nuts and cook for 4 to 5 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from the heat once the pine nuts start to color.
Away from the heat add the capers and the juice, the diced olives, saffron strand with the water and a pinch of salt. Drain the raisins and add them to the skillet as well as the parsley, lemon zest and lemon juice. Set aside.
In another skillet add 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat. Sear the salmon fillets, 3 – 4 minutes each side. A bit more if you like the salmon well done.
Place a salmon fillet on each dish and arrange generously the olive sauce over it.