Salmon is a tasty fish and we always eat a lot of it in our family. It’s packed full of flavour and goodness. There are so many health benefits to eating fish. Firstly, it’s a great source of protein, it’s high in vitamin B and rich in omega 3 fatty acids. As a mum of a boy who loves fish, this makes me happy to know my child is getting all of these health benefits in one meal.
Herbs and spices can also make a meal that bit tastier. Plus they have many health benefits too. Herbs and spices can lower blood sugar levels, improve brain function and they can fight infection and boost immunity. So putting herbs and spices in your fish dishes not only makes a delicious dish but can be a very powerful meal for the whole family.
- Baking tray
- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Vegetable peeler
- Saucepans x 2
- Plastic brush
- Stirring spoon
- Salmon fillets x 500g
- Leek or onion x 1
- Yellow pepper x 1
- Red pepper x 1
- Tomatoes x 1 400g tin
- Chicken stock x 200ml
- Tomato puree x 2 tbsp
- Tamari or soy sauce x 1 tbsp
- Chickpea flour or cornflour x 2 tbsp
- Mild, medium or hot chilli powder x 1 tsp
- Smoked paprika x 1 tsp
- Ground ginger x 1 tsp
- Garlic powder x 1 tsp
- Ground cinnamon x 1 tsp
- Dried oregano x 1 tsp
- Quinoa, rice or pasta x 200g
- Spinach x 4 handfuls
- Oil of the pan
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 180°C and put the baking tray in.
- Remove the top and bottom of the leek and then slice it thinly.
- Then remove the green core and seeds from the red and yellow peppers and slice it.
- Put the large saucepan on a high heat and add the oil.
- Spread the oil across the base of the pan with the plastic brush.
- Once the pan is hot, add the leeks and fry until they have softened.
- Next add in the courgettes and pepper and continue to fry for a further few minutes.
- Now sprinkle over the herbs and spices and fry for a further minute.
- Pour in the tomatoes and stock and stir all the ingredients together.
- Add in the tomatoes puree and tamari or soy sauce and again stir all these ingredients together.
- Finally add in the chickpea flour or cornflour and stir again.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Reduce the heat to low and leave to simmer on the hob.
- Remove the baking tray from the oven and place the salmon fillets on.
- Put the baking tray back into the oven and cook for about 12 – 15 minutes or until the flesh of the fish pulls away easily.
- Put the other saucepan on a high heat and cook the quinoa, rice or pasta as per the packet instructions.
- Once the salmon has cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes.
- If cooked, drain the pasta rice or quinoa and set aside.
- Cut the salmon into pieces. (Removing the skin if you have fussy eaters like me.)
- Then put the pieces into the sauce and stir these ingredients together.
- Now add the pasta and stir again.
- Add the spinach and let it wilt down.
- Then serve and enjoy.
Spicy Salmon Pasta or Risotto was a delicious dish that my whole family enjoyed. It was a tasty Friday night dinner and one we would all recommend. We try to have fish on a Friday and a Monday. I try to add variety to these meals as I find it makes meals more interesting. If you don’t have much time during the week the sauce for this meal could be made in advance to make it a quick dinner to cook. I know cooking during the week can be difficult, but for this dinner I feel it’s worth that extra effort. However, you decide to eat this dinner, as always, enjoy.
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