Fish on Friday:
Parmesan & Chive Salmon with Garlic & Nutmeg Spinach
Welcome to the start of the weekend! Yes, thank God it’s Friday and I am looking forward to a leisurely weekend with a meal out planned for Sunday and some me time too. As regular Lavender and Lovage readers will know, I love fish (and seafood) and I am on a diet, the 5:2 diet; so, it is always handy to combine a low-calorie recipe with my fishy recipes on Friday, and today’s recipe is hot of the press, as I have just prepared, cooked and eaten this delectable dish for Parmesan & Chive Salmon with Garlic & Nutmeg Spinach. I know I always say this, but I am REALLY pleased with this recipe today – it was quick and simple, low in calories and VERY satisfying, plus being full of flavour. I used some the of the excellent salmon that John from Delish Fish sent me recently, and the meal was on the table in under fifteen minutes once I had set the table and got the pans out.
We found there was no need for any spuds or other accompaniments, as the spinach was filling by itself, along with the salmon steak. This recipe is proof that a little goes a long way; the tasty Parmesan cheese crust added another taste dimension, but as I only used a teaspoon per salmon steak, it was low in calories (22 calories per 5g teaspoon) and yet it created a lovely melted crust with the sea salt and black pepper. The fresh chives added another flavour, and for me, with low-calorie recipes it’s all about taste, to try to make a recipe exciting and enjoyable. The only other main criteria for this dish is the salmon, and I used beautiful Scottish salmon that had already been skinned and boned, making it ready to cook. I also used lovely organic spinach, and again, regular readers will know about my commitment to use organic produce wherever possible.
Last week I shared my recipe for Healthy Fish and Chips and Baked Hake & Oven Chips, and it is my plan to share another healthy recipe using some wild Scottish haddock I also received in my hamper next Friday. For me, fish is the original fast food and it always amazes me just how many people are scared to cook fresh fish – fish cooks in a trice and is an essential part of your daily diet with its Omega 3 rich oils. The salmon steaks I used today were cooked to perfection in just under ten minutes and the spinach took even less time, and was ready to serve in four minutes – you can’t get more “fast food” than that! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did today, and I will see you over the weekend with some calorific tea time treats and puddings! Have a great Friday and a lovely weekend, Karen
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Address: 51H Rose Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1UB
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Disclaimer: I received a hamper of Scottish fish for free from Delish Fish. I was not required to write a review, however, I like to recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be helpful for my readers. Karen S Burns-Booth