This is another little weeknight one-pot-wonder perfect for when you're looking for something quick, easy, healthy, and crazy flavorful! In order to help keep things super simple, this recipe uses a few products from our good friend, Anupy Singla, who is the owner and founder of Indian as Apple Pie, a line of simple Indian inspired sauces and spice blends.
This recipe uses the Indian as Apple Pie Tandoori Spice blend as well as a jar of the Punjabi Masala. Traditionally in Indian cooking, toasting your spices is one of the most fundamental things that you can do. In this recipe, we treat the Tandoori Spice blend almost as we would blackening seasoning in a Cajun recipe. The salmon is tossed with the spice blend and then seared in a pan first, which helps to develop those spices while also flavoring the oil for when we cook off the other ingredients. It's just a quick little time saver that allows you to develop more flavor in your pan.