As a busy mum I’m forever trying to feed my little family healthy meals that are quick and easy to cook. Salmon is a brilliant fish. Firstly, it’s low in saturated fat but it’s high in protein. It’s packed with vitamin B12 which helps to keep a persons body strong. Plus it’s bursting with potassium and iron and other nutrients like vitamin D.
Therefore I know when I make a dish like this one it’s providing us with vital nutrients we need to survive. We try to eat fish at least twice a week and I always try to make the meal as interesting as I can. Although, feeding my family is not a simple task. My husband Howard isn’t the biggest fan of fish but my son Ted loves it. Ted is a slightly fusser eater than Howard but we all enjoy this dinner. Thank goodness.
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- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Vegetable peeler
- Stirring spoon
- Salmon x 500g
- Spring Onions x 1 bunch 6 – 10
- Carrot x 1 large
- Cashew Nut Cream Cheese x 1 portion or cream cheese x 200g
- Lemon x juice and zest
- Spinach x 2 large handfuls
- Dried mixed herbs x 1 – 2 tsp
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Make the cashew nut cream cheese.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4.
- Put the salmon onto the baking tray and cook for around 12 – 15 minutes.
- Once cooked remove from the oven and leave to cool.
- Cut the tops and tails from the spring onions.
- Slice the spring onions into small pieces and set aside.
- Peel the carrot and grate the carrots.
- Put the saucepan on a high heat and add oil to the base of pan.
- When the pan is hot fry the spring onions until they start to soften.
- Add in the carrots and fry until they start to soften.
- It should only take about 5 minutes for the carrots to soften.
- Next add in the cashew nut cream cheese or cream cheese and stir all of the ingredients together.
- Zest the lemon and juice it and add this to the saucepan.
- At this point you may find the sauce to thick, if using cashew nut cream cheese, so add in a little extra milk of your choice.
- Sprinkle over the dried mixed herbs and add the salt and pepper to taste.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat.
- Cook the pasta as per the packet instructions.
- Remove the skin from the salmon and add it to the sauce.
- When the pasta has cooked add this to the sauce as well.
- Finally add in the spinach and stir all the ingredients together until the spinach wilts.
- Then serve and enjoy.
Creamy Lemon Salmon was a delicious dinner that we all enjoyed. The sauce could be made in advance of a meal and frozen. You can also make double of this dinner and freeze the leftovers as well. It could be made with tinned tuna as well. It’s definitely a meal that is easy to prepare and simple to cook. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, please enjoy. Thank you. xxx