Saturday, July 21, 2012

Atlantic Salmon Asian Style with a Slimmer's salad

I get lots of questions about how I have lost 15kg since September last year and the real answer is, eating this kind of food.  Lots of salmon and salad.  I kid you not, after eating this for dinner a few nights ago, my body tingled all over.  This meal is packed with so many great tasting nutrients I wanted to share it with you.

Baby Spinach, Roast Beetroot and Danish Feta Salad

1/2 a packet of baby spinach
1 peeled and cooked (roasted or boiled) beetroot diced into 2cm squares
1/2 an avocado diced into 2cm squares
Good handful of Danish feta crumbled
Handful of raw macadamia nuts
1/2 Spanish onion diced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (Bertolli is my sponsor and I recommend it)
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Combine salad vegetables and nuts in a bowl.
To make vinegarette  combine oil and vinegar in a jug with Dijon mustard and whisk until combined.
After dressing the salad, sprinkle with crumbled Danish feta.

I usually make a bottle of vinegarette at a time, as we eat lots of salad and it's very convenient.  To do this fill 2/3 of a salad bottle with extra virgin olive oil and the remaining 1/3 with white vinegar and 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard.  Shake to emulsify.

Asian Style Atlantic Salmon
2 Atlantic Salmon cutlets
1 brown onion
1 clove garlic
2cm (1/2 inch ) cube ginger
2 tablespoons soy sauce
juice of one lemon
Bertolli oil for spaying
1 teaspoon of Chinese 5 spice powder for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 180C to 350F

Place all ingredients except the fish and Chinese 5 Spice Powder in your food processor of choice and whiz to a paste.  I do this with my stick blender in a tall jug.  Pour a small amount of the paste on a small  oiled baking tray.  Arrange fish on the paste.  Pour the remaining paste over the fish.  Sprinkle the Chinese 5 Spice Powder over the fish as shown.
Bake the fish on the top shelf of your oven for 17 to 20 minutes.
Serves 2
Source: Adapted from a Jamie Oliver recipe

This dish tastes amazing and I guarantee it will become one of your staples

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  1. yum! this salad sound delish. Printed out to try soon

  2. Sounds delishious and healthy. I'm a big fan of Salmon and needed some new recipes. I'll be sure to give this one a try.

  3. Easy peasy salmon, even for me.

  4. Your title really grabbed my attention! I love salads and this one looks delicious. I've never enjoyed cooking any kind of fish. I never get it right but this recipe looks simply enough. Thanks for sharing.

    The French Hutch

  5. I agree with my blogging friend, Emily, your post title pulled me right on. I think your salad looks and sounds very delicious and super healthy, and I like Asian flavors. Going to make this for myself this week, for sure. Visiting from SS at the Tablescaper. xo

  6. Totally love this! I adore anything this great, light and makes you lose weight...I usually eat like this. Thanks for the terrific recipe!

  7. Thanks for the recipe. Sounds delicious, and I love salmon. Cherry Kay

  8. When are you going on Masterchef?

  9. Would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday @


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