I purchased some gorgeous Wild Alaskan Salmon fillets on the weekend and wanted to find a low calorie way of preparing it for a Fast Diet Recipe. I saw a recipe from Mimi Spencer on Get The Gloss for a baked salmon with veggies and it was love at first sight.
For a Fast Diet meal this one is such a hit! It's low calories but high in flavour and volume. Quite often I really enjoy a Fast Diet dinner, but usually finish dinner and want more, but I found this dinner to be completing filling.
I incorporated this recipe into Week 13 on the Fast Diet.
Ingredients (serves 2)
200g trimmed green beans
100g broccoli florets
100g asparagus spears
Juice of one lemon (and keep the husks)
1 teaspoon olive oil
15g black olives (I only had green)
2 vines of cherry tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
Salt and pepper
2 salmon fillets (approx 100g each)
1. Blanch all of your greens for 2 minutes in boiling water, and then place in a bowl of water with ice to stop them cooking further. This pre-cooks the greens and also helps to keep them green when you put them in the oven.
2. Place all of the greens in an oven-proof dish and add the tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon husks and olives.
3. Place the salmon on top, season with salt & pepper and chilli flakes and oven roast at 200C/390F for 20 minutes or until fish is just cooked.
I would love to learn how to prevent the salmon from seeping its fat and turning that unsightly shade of white, so if you are the salmon expert, help help help?!? I think its from cooking the salmon too quickly, but would love to know if anyone else can advise the best way!
Fast Diet or no Fast Diet, this is such a lovely way to enjoy salmon, and have put this dinner firmly in the "to make again" category!