Now, I must admit before we start, that I was missing a few ingredients from tonights meal, and I have tried to make do without! So, with that out in the open, lets move onto dinner number 5- Salmon and Asian veggies.
My ingredients were:
- 1 Salmon fillet
- 1 Garlic clove
- 1/2 Red chilli
- 1 Lime
- 1 Spring onion
- Vegetable Oil
- Sesame seeds
Like all of these amazing dishes from The Roasting Tin this meal was so easy to prepare!!
The recipe only includes broccoli, however I had cauliflower in my fridge that needed using, so I chopped up both, and put them in my roasting tray. On top of the florets I sprinkled the finely chopped garlic clove. I love garlic, and I was lucky to have one really large clove left, however you can always add more or less! After a healthy drizzle of vegetable oil, I placed the salmon fillet in the tray too and covered the whole thing tightly with foil. By adding the foil it allows the hot air to continuously flow through the fish and the veg, meaning all the flavour is locked in!!
Whilst the salmon and veggies were cooking I moved onto my Asian dressing. In a small bowl I mixed: my finely chopped red chilli, the diced ginger, my chopped spring onion, 1 tsp of sesame seeds and a glug of vegetable oil. At this point the recipe also says to include fish sauce, however, I didn’t have any in my cupboard, so I added a few drops of light soy sauce, adding a tangy flavour.
I left the sauce to marinade together until the salmon had finished. The overall time in the was in the oven was 25 mins. Once I had removed the foil I ensured my salmon was flaky and that the veg was perfectly cooked. As it had been steamed it remained soft, and it also meant all of the good nutrients remained in the tin- as opposed to them being lost when boiled.
I topped the salmon fillet with a spoonful of my sesame spice dressing, and then transferred it onto my plate. Excitingly, today I bought a little pot thats perfect for veggies or soup. It was only £3 from Tiger, and its very pretty and pink!! I transferred my veg into this dish, and poured out the remaining dressing. With an extra squeeze of lime, and a trusted squirt of mayo, by dish was ready to eat!!!!
The cost of this dish is around £2.15, with the salmon being the most expensive ingredient, at around £1.50 in the reduced session of Sainsbury’s.