June 30th – Chef Radhika “Rad” Desai

Posted: June 30, 2011 in Diet
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June 30th 2011 – Chef Radhika “Rad” Desai. Rad was featured on Top Chef Season 5 and now works as a personal chef in Chicago. She visits to give tips and recipes for healthier food options with better flavors. Get recipes for salmon, lamb kabobs and more!


Rad’s recipe for Grilled Salmon

Herb Grilled Salmon with Tomato Orange Fennel Chutney


4 6 oz salmon filets

1 sprig thyme

5 basil leaves

1 T olive oil

3 to 4 sprigs thyme

sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

½ pint yellow cherry tomatoes halved

½ pint red cherry tomatoes halved

1 large navel orange

¼ c olive oil

2 T balsamic vinegar

3 scallions chopped

2 t grated fresh ginger

½ t mustard seeds

½ t fennel seeds

grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

salt and fresh pepper to taste



Heat oven to 400.  Toss tomatoes in olive oil.  Arrange on baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes.  In the meantime, segment the orange and in a bowl combine segments with all other ingredients.  Let tomatoes cool and combine.  Season with salt and pepper.


Heat grill.  Chop fresh herbs for salmon.  Rub salmon with olive oil and pat herbs firmly on flesh.  Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.  Place herb side down and cook on both sides until just barely pink in the middle.  Enjoy chutney on salmon.

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