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This recipe from Karmê Chöling Head Chef Jason Taylor is a staff and guest favorite. We hope you enjoy! 


salmon filet
1 red onion
6 heirloom tomatoes
4 garlic cloves
4 oz. fresh basil
2 oz. fresh tarragon
1 c extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper  (optional red pepper flakes instead of black pepper)
2 c basmati rice
3 c water
pinch of saffron
1 spoonful tahini
splash lemon juice


  1. Salmon: Place one side of the salmon filet (skin down) on a 9×13 or sheet pan. Season with salt & pepper and smear pesto lightly over the top. Place in a 400° oven and roast for 10-12 minutes, or until how you like it cooked. 
  2. Tomato salsa: Dice heirloom tomatoes. Add red onion, garlic cloves, chopped basil and tarragon, 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, and salt & pepper to taste. Spoon onto the fish after it’s baked. 
  3. Saffron rice: Combine rice, water, saffron, salt to taste in foil. Wrap foil around tightly & put in 400° oven for 30 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes then fluff with a fork. 
  4. Lemon kale: Remove ribs from kale & saute until tender. Add 1 spoonful of tahini & a splash of lemon juice. Salt to taste. 


  1. Deanna Dana says:

    Hello, Jason,
    I’m delighted to learn that you are back. I miss baking, but by leaving VT, I finally got a job that paid more than $8/hour, so that I could retire.
    I live in Las Vegas in a house my late mother bought with my older brother.
    catch me up on what you’ve been doing if you get a minute.

    Deanna Dana

  2. Looks delicious! I look forward to making it. Thank you for sharing.


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