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What can you make for lunch when you have two guests that are expecting something delicious but at the same time ridiculously healthy? Is there indeed such a thing?

If you know what to buy and how to cook it, there are many such lunches. Most of the people I talk to and pretty much ALL of my clients want Easy to Make meals. There just isn’t the desire to slave over a stove anymore unless you are cooking to show off, or perhaps Sunday Roast (Which I find well worth slaving over due to the endless praise I get from my 10 year old gravy monster)

I made this lunch for two friends that are both on a quest to get better health, and it will fit into my beautiful skin recipes simply because it is filled with all the right ingredients to support skin health (and in doing so will support many other functions in the body)

It was a great success and now I am sharing it with you.

Wild Salmon with Black Rice and Sesame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serves 3/4

Ingredients

  • 200grams wild easy cook or black rice (See previous blog re nutritional)
  • 240grams of Wild Salmon (important for extra taste, more Omega3 content) Approx 2 fillets
  • shiitake mushrooms (fresh) – whole pack or 140grams (can use dried ones) – chopped or sliced
  • Any green leaf vegetable you have in fridge – a few chopped handfuls (spinach, kale, spring greens, carvelo nero, bok choi or green beans)
  • Fresh ginger – approx 1 inch – chopped finely
  • Sesame seeds (not toasted) – 3-4 teaspoons
  • Parsley – Handful chopped
  • Fresh red chilli – de-seeded and chopped
  • 2 x spring onions
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Tamari sauce
  • 1 cup of water

Directions

Steam of bake the salmon at around 160 degrees (to not damage the precious fats) when cooled remove any skin or bones and flake the fillets.

Cook the rice (as pack instructions) – if it’s easy cook it will be around 10- 15 minutes if black rice it will be 30 minutes at least. You can pre-cook this and keep it in the fridge.

In a large flat pan place half a cup of water place on the heat (watch this carefully as water will brown the foods quickly if allowed to dry out) when hot add the ginger and a splash of tamari, add shiitake mushrooms and cook until soft, lower the heat and add sesame oil, add the flaked salmon and another splash of tamari. You will need to keep adding water so it does not dry out and brown after a minute or so add the cooked rice keep stirring nothing should be over cooking or getting brown. Add freshly chopped parsley, chilli, sesame seeds, chopped greens (these should not spend much time cooking- 1 minute) Turn off the heat and add a little more sesame oil and finely chopped spring onions. It’s ready to serve – once in the dishes sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Keeping the cost down

To reduce the cost of this dish but keep it delicious, use just one fillet of salmon, half a pack of shiitake mushrooms, a larger amount of greens, replace black rice with red rice and use a pinch of cayenne pepper instead of fresh chilli, and olive oil instead of sesame oil. It will still be delicious and healthy, but with slight different flavours.

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