I love Salmon – wild, fresh, frozen, raw or in any other form. It is easy to grill or bake in a foil – so it works well if I am in a hurry and want to whip up a simple dish within minutes!
Today I am sharing one of my favourite comfort meal recipes which is not only healthy but delectable too.
All I needed to make this warm hearty salad are:
2 Salmon fillets
5-6 Tbsp Teriyaki Sauce
2 small packets of egg noodles
2 tsp canola/olive oil
2 tsp rice vinegar
Thinly sliced carrots, onions, green peppers, spring onions
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
Salt and pepper
Lime wedges, to serve.
This recipe is good for two people.
I rubbed the heathy cuts of salmon with a good amount of teriyaki sauce, sprinkled some pepper and let it sit for a while. The sauce lends a sweet and savoury taste to the flavourful fillets and makes me go “Mmmm” every time.
I cooked the noodles (followed the instructions on the back of the packet) for about 4 minutes and transferred it into a bowl.
Ok! Time to stir-fry the veggies in a wok with some oil. After a couple of minutes of tossing the colourful vegetables, I added them to the noodles with 2 teaspoons of vinegar, some salt and pepper.
Time to grill “the star of the dish”. I put a little (2tbsp) oil in the non-stick grill pan and cooked the fillets for about 5-6 minutes with the sauce (depending on the thickness). It is always tricky to cook fish because of the fear of getting them over or under cooked, so its always best to go “Low and Slow” – low flame for a longer time.
Now comes the fun part! Putting together all the items to make the dish come alive… Plating is something I have started enjoying recently and realised that it can be an effective appetizer – because surely we eat with our eyes first!
As a finishing touch I put some shredded spring onions on top to make the dish pop! A small trick to make them curl is to soak in ice water and refrigerate for some time. Pat the curled shreds dry before serving.
The salmon in the dish can be easily substituted with any fish fillets available or with chicken too.
Hope this post solves those pesky weekday dinner dilemmas!