Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Grilled Salmon with noodles and stir-fried vegetables.

January is all about healthy healthy healthy. Foods that are fresh and help you get some vitality back after Christmas. But it's not just about nibbling on lettuce leaves. I like to make healthy food taste delicious and one of my favourites is salmon with stir-fried vegetables and noodles. Usually it's some of the healthiest foods that are the simplest and quickest meals to cook - fish and vegetables don't take long at all. 

Ingredients -
Salmon fillets (1 per person)
Rice wine vinegar
Ground black Pepper
Oil - Groundnut, sesame, garlic or chilli oil.
Noodles (either wholemeal/buckwheat or fresh egg - but if using fresh egg check the calories, some have a ridiculous amount of oil. I find M&S and Waitrose much better than Sainsbury's for being less calorific)
Stir-fry pack or any vegetables you wish to chop and add.
Sweet chilli sauce to serve.

1. Marinade the salmon fillets for as long as you can. You can do this in their packaging if it permits. I just rub some soy sauce, Japanese rice wine vinegar in and then add some of the ground black pepper and ginger and rub a tiny bit of oil on each of the fillets before putting into a hot pan. Flip it over a couple of times as it cooks.

2. Meanwhile, quickly cook the vegetables and cook the noodles as per the packet's instructions. Add a splash of water to the wok to help steam the veg and cook it quickly.

3. When the salmon is cooked to your liking, serve on top of a bed of the noodles and vegetables and drizzle with chilli sauce.

- You could also use tuna steaks for this or chicken or prawns. 

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