Friday, 30 May 2014

Healthy Salmon

Nomsies Kitchen Healthy Salmon Recipe
Grilled salmon is quick, easy and delicious. Serve with some grilled courgettes for a tasty meal. This is an absolute staple in my diet!

Happy Friday everyone!

What are your plans for this weekend? I hope the weather will be kind and warm this weekend as I intend to spend some time on my bike tomorrow.

Last Sunday my husband and I went for dim sum. I posted this photo on Facebook and a lot of my friends were shocked with the amount of food that we ordered. Yes, that is just for the two of us. Hehe. I admit, it is kind of embarrassing that we eat so much. No, who am I kidding, I am not a wee bit embarrassed. I love dim sum!

Dim Sum at Sky, Newcastle
Say hello to Aaron!
Well, to be fair we do not eat like that all the time. If only.

When we have indulged a bit too much, we often go back to healthier meals like this grilled salmon dish. We eat this nearly every week because it is so simple to prepare and it is delicious too.

You can pair it with any vegetables you like. I usually grill up some veggies like peppers or courgettes. This time I just used courgettes as I was out of peppers. I added some salad leaves too, just to ensure I eat my veggies!

You use salt and pepper for the veggies and the salmon. Grill. Done!

Hmm, now I wonder if I will go for dim sum again this weekend. Stay tuned and I will let you know if I do on Monday!

Have a great weekend folks! 

Healthy Salmon Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes / Cooking Time: 15 minutes / Serves 2

2 medium Salmon fillets
1 medium Courgette (sliced thinly)
2 handfuls of Salad leaves
½ Lemon
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)


1. Pat the salmon fillets dry and season liberally with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, place the sliced courgettes in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix evenly to coat the courgettes.

2. Heat up your grill pan and brush a little more olive oil on the pan. Once hot, grill the courgettes for about 2 minutes a side until softened and slightly charred. When the courgettes are grilling, place the salad leaves on a plate. When the courgettes are done, arrange the grilled courgettes on top of the salad leaves. Top with some lemon slices.

3. Wipe/wash your grill pan and ensure it is dry and clean. Brush the remaining olive oil on the pan. Make sure it is very hot (smoking hot) grill the salmon for about 4 minutes on one side. Flip and grill for 1-2 minutes on the other side (this depends on the thickness of your salmon fillet – mine were less than 1” thick hence they cooked very quickly).

3. Once done, remove and place on top of the courgettes. Garnish with some lemon slices and serve.

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