salmon and smoked salmon with spaghetti

November 22, 2011

This is a very tastey quick and easy dish to prepare. This recipe is for two people.

INGREDIENTS

1 Tablespoon of olive oil

2 Salmon fillets, total weight approx 240g, sliced thinly

1 Onion, chopped finely

1 Garlic clove, crushed

2 Pinches of dried chilli flakes

400g Tin of chopped tomatoes

1/4 Handful of fresh basil, chopped

4 Sprigs of tarragon, chopped

100g Smoked salmon, sliced thinly (prawns can be substituted for smoked salmon)

200g Dried spaghetti

Seasoning

METHOD

Put a saucepan of water onto boil for the spaghetti and cook as per the instructions on the packet. Meanwhile heat olive oil in a large frying pan, add the onion, garlic and chilli and allow to cook slowly for 5 minutes, until the onion is soft. Empty the tin of tomatoes into the frying pan and add the herbs and season to taste, allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Then add the salmon and cook slowly for 3 mins, add the smoked salmon and cook for one minute, it is now ready to serve. Drain the spaghetti and place on plate pour the fish and tomato sauce over the spaghetti.


BAKED SALMON WITH HERBY LEMON & GARLIC COUSCOUS

November 8, 2011

This simple to prepare delicious healthy dish can be served on its own or with mixed salad leaves or lightly cooked vegetables.

Ingredients

2 Salmon fillets approx 120g each

100g Couscous

Juice of half a lemon

Zest of half a lemon, shredded

Small clove of garlic, crushed

1 Tablespoon of olive oil

200ml hot vegetable stock

A mixed handful of fresh parsley, thyme and basil, finely chopped

Half an onion, finely chopped

6 Sundried tomatoes, chopped

Method

Heat oven to 200c

Add the couscous to a bowl, with juice and zest of lemon, garlic and olive oil. Pour in hot stock and then stir and cover with cling film and leave to stand for ten minutes. After ten minutes uncover and fluff up with a fork and then stir in herbs, sundried tomatoes and onions. Season with salt and pepper.

Cut two pieces of non stick baking paper approx 40 cm square, lay flat and divide the couscous between them and place salmon fillets on top of cous cous. Seal the paper up like a tight parcel and place parcels on baking tray and bake in oven for 15 minutes. The fish can be served in the parcel or transferred to a plate.


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