Salmon Poached in Champagne with Salsa

Salmon Poached in Champagne with Salsa
Give Your Lover a Squeeze

This Valentines Day, Gourmet Gardens got the secret recipe for love

Every February 14, couples around world exchange tokens of affection such as chocolates, cards and lingerie in the name of St. Valentine to express their love.

For those looking to prove that its more than the thought that counts, a simple home cooked candlelit dinner may be the greatest recipe for love.

Even if cooking isnt your forte, herbs and spices are the secret ingredients that can help you turn any dish into a delicious and romantic meal with the squeeze of a tube.

So, this Valentines Day, fall in love over Salmon Poached in Champagne with Salsa (see recipe below) which is easy to cook and will be sure to incite the passion in your partner.

Dont let chopping, grating and grinding herbs and spices deter you from creating your romantic meal, with Gourmet Gardens fresh tubed herbs and spices all you need to do is squeeze.

Craig Logan, a regular Gourmet Garden user, said the fresh tubed herbs and spices helped him add pizazz to even the simplest of recipes.

"I can navigate my way around the kitchen but my wife, Karinne, is really the chef in our house", Craig said.

"Since using Gourmet Garden though, Ive started experimenting and have found that even I can come up with some pretty impressive meals. "

"So, this Valentines Day, I will surprise Karinne with a candlelit dinner that will look like its been prepared by a professional chef. All I have to do is follow the recipe, squeeze in the fresh herbs and spices and suddenly Ive created a complete gourmet dinner," he said.

Gourmet Garden is a great way to keep your love fresh. The herbs and spices are picked in the height of their growing season, packaged immediately and shipped to ensure their freshness, quality and flavour.

Their patented packaging process locks in all the fresh flavour and nutritional benefits of the herbs and spices by not using any drying or cooking.

For maximum convenience, the herb and spice range can be stored in the fridge for up to three months and in the freezer for up to six months. You can use it direct from the freezer with no defrosting needed.

Gourmet Garden can be found in the fresh produce section of all leading supermarkets and is available in 14 flavours including Basil, Oregano and Garlic and retail for $3.99 each.

Fall in love over Salmon Poached in Champagne with Salsa:

Salmon Poached in Champagne with Salsa (Serves 2)

2 salmon fillets (skin off)
1 cup champagne (drained)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Lemongrass

1 can diced tomatoes (drained)
1 can sweet corn kernels
1 medium onion (diced)
1 red capsicum (diced)
Juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons Gourmet Garden Coriander
1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Hot or Mild Chilli

Step 1 Heat together in a sauté pan the champagne, water and lemon grass
Step 2 Reduce to a slow simmer and add the salmon
Step 3 Cover and poach until done
Step 4 For the Salsa: Mix all of the ingredients together and stand in the refrigerator for 1 hour
Step 5 Serve together with rice or chat potatoes.

About Gourmet Garden
Gourmet Garden is an Australian-owned private company based at Palmwoods on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. The Gourmet Garden herbs and spices launched into supermarkets in 1999 after eight years of research to refine the harvesting and packaging process. The company holds the international patent on these products. Gourmet Garden is the only herb and spice producer that uses no heating or drying in its packaging process to preserve the superior flavour, colour and nutrients of the herbs and spices. Gourmet Garden exports to North America, Canada, UK, Europe and New Zealand making the range the most widely distributed Australian-made packaged food product in history. Gourmet Garden is a multi-award winning company and in 2004 won Queenslands top agribusiness export award at the Premiers Export Awards and the 2004 Exporter of the Year, Agribusiness and Large Manufacturer Award at the Sunshine Coast Export Awards. Log on to for more information.