Middle Eastern

Yotam Ottolenghi's Seafood, Fennel, and Lime Salad

September 19, 2013

This week's guest editors are England's beloved chefs and cookbook authors Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. All week, they'll be sharing recipes from Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, as well as answering our questions and giving away copies of their book to a few lucky readers.

Seafood, Fennel, and Lime Salad on Food52

You can almost smell the Mediterranean in this salad, with its fresh seafood, herbs, garlic, and sumac. The best way to serve it is as part of a mezze selection, with rustic white bread to soak up the juices.

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Seafood, Fennel, and Lime Salad

Serves 4

small fennel bulbs
1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced
Grated zest and juice of 1 lime
cloves garlic, crushed
tablespoons chopped dill
tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
mild chile, seeded and finely chopped
tablespoons olive oil
tiger prawns
12 ounces cleaned baby squid
tablespoon sumac
tablespoons chopped cilantro
Coarse sea salt
Pomegranate seeds for garnish (optional)

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Reprinted with permission from Ottolenghi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi, copyright © 2013. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.

Photography credit: Richard Learoyd © 2013

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Written by: Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi owns an eponymous group of four restaurants, plus the high-end restaurant, Nopi, in London. He writes for The Guardian, and appears on BBC. Sami Tamimi is a partner and head chef at Ottolenghi. Authors of the New York Times bestseller Jerusalem and the runaway hit Plenty, they have been featured in the New York Times, Saveur and the Los Angeles Times. They Live in London.


JBF O. July 21, 2015
Made this last night. Followed the recipe and it turned out perfectly! Delicious! Perfect summer dish! I found sumac in a middle eastern store.
M. P. September 21, 2013
This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.
AntoniaJames September 20, 2013
Definitely on the must-try-soon list! Wow. ;o)
Shalini September 20, 2013
This is one of our absolute favourite salads to have in the summertime, or when we want a bit of luxury in the winter. Thanks for putting it up here!