Now here’s a great healthy salmon recipe for a midweek dinner taken from the Good Housekeeping Superfoods Cookbook, packed full of protein and healthy fats with a good balance of carbohydrates too. I’ve tried this one many a time and it has never failed to leave me feeling satisfied. Once more this is 4 super foods in one – you can’t go wrong.
Per Serving: 457cals, 24g fat (4g saturates), 23g carbs (7g total sugars)
½ Organic Cucumber
1 Orange Pepper (sliced thinly)
1 Yellow Pepper (sliced thinly)
12 Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
6 Spring Onions (thinly sliced)
2 Limes (zest and juice of 1 lime plus 1 lime cut into 4 wedges to serve)
1tbsp Sesame Seeds
1 ½ tbsp. Clear Organic Honey
2tbsp Wholegrain Mustard
4 x 125g Organic Salmon Fillets (de-skinned and chopped)
½ Green Chilli (finely chopped)
4cm (1 ½ in) Fresh Root Ginger (finely chopped)
4tbsp Dried Breadcrumbs
1 Medium Organic Free Range Egg (beaten)
½ tbsp Coconut Oil or Olive Oil
Small Handful of Mint (chopped)
4tbsp Natural Live Probiotic Yoghurt
Take the cucumber, chop it down the middle and remove the seeds with a spoon. Cut each half into small diagonal slices and put in a bowl. Add the sliced peppers, tomatoes and half the spring onions.
Take the lime juice and zest and mix them together in a measuring jug. Add to this the sesame seeds, honey and 1tbsp wholegrain mustard. Then add a splash of water, season and mix together with a fork. Next you need to pour this over the bowl of vegetables and mix it in. Set this aside in the fridge.
Take the salmon fillets, chop them finely and put them in another bowl. Stir in the remaining spring onions, mustard, chilli, ginger, breadcrumbs and egg and then season. Next, dampen your hands and form the mixture into 8 equal sized patties.
Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry fishcakes for 5 minutes, turn them once half way through. Plate the fishcakes up. Take the vegetables out the fridge, and stir in the mint. Serve this alongside the fishcakes with the lime wedges and the yoghurt with a little black pepper.
Note: Remove the breadcrumbs and honey from the recipe for a lower carb option (will reduce carbs to around 4g). Now you are ready to go with your healthy salmon recipe.