So we've done breakfast / brunch, how about a healthy lunch? So back to the cook-book cupboard & I pulled out all the healthy / low fat etc etc sounding cook books. I have to say when you pull out a recipe from one of these books, you never expect an amazing or tasty meal. Because to be fair you think they extract all the best bits!
Well I have been corrected!!! This was amazing and delicious. A big thumbs up even from Mr Williams who doesn't like fish (it's boring supposedly..)
Spiced crusted salmon Recipe:1 Large clove of garlic, peeled and chopped.
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/4-1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 x150g salmon fillets with skin on
a little sunflower oil.
Mango Salsa recipe:
1 small ripe mango, peeled, stoned & finely chopped.
1/2 small cucumber, peeled, deseeded & finely chopped.
1/2-1 whole red chilli, deseeded finely chopped
1/4 small red onion, finely chopped
A handful of roughly chopped coriander
Zest of 1/2 lime
2 tablespoon lime juice (around 1 lime)
First make the salsa. Stir all the salsa ingredients together & season well. Allow the mixture to marinade for at least an hour before serving.
For the salmon, use a pestle and mortar to make a paste from the garlic, sugar, chilli flakes, thyme, fennel seeds & lime juice.
Place the salmon fillets skin side down on a non-stick baking tray. (Or in a tub to marinade for longer if you wish). Brush the salmon with a little oil and season well. Spoon over the paste onto the flesh and leave for to marinade for at least 10 mintues.
Pre-heat the oven 200oc/180oc fan. Bake salmon in the oven for 11-12mins or until cooked through. Leaving the skin on the baking tray serve the salmon in a wholemeal wrap with the mango salsa and a bit of spinach. Wrap it up and take a chunk! yum!!