Sometimes I am struggling to map out my free time before work, not leaving enough to cook and sit down to eat slowly. This is when I have to pull out plan B recipes that are ready under 25 minutes. Fish recipes are mostly falling in this category because fish only takes a few minutes to pan-fry and not long to oven bake either.
Salmon is one of my favourite fish ingredients as it’s widely available in the supermarkets, the most delicious in my opinion and has numerous benefits on our health. Salmon is a great source of protein as well that is needed to build muscles, so it’s also a perfect post-workout meal.
In this recipe the broccoli is optional, or you can swap it to a different green vegetable, like beans, garden peas or even spinach.
Curry spices used regularly are good for our health as well, not just because of its anti-inflammatory effect but for healthy heart and digestion as well.
Serves 2 people.
2 salmon fillets
200 g rice (white or brown)
Half brown onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 head of broccoli
1 tbsp Curry spice mix – you can get a store bought one, there are different strengths available or make your own.
Example for a homemade curry spice mix: 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp coriander, 1 tsp turmeric, 0.5 cayenne pepper, 0.5 tsp chili powder, 0.5 tsp garlic powder, 0.25 tsp ground ginger
Place two pots of water over high heat for the rice and the broccoli.
Chop the onion and sauté in a pan with a little bit of olive oil for 5 minutes.
Mince the garlic and add to the pan when the onion is almost ready. If you add the garlic too early, it can burn easily and gives a bitter taste to your food.
Cut the broccoli into small florets and dice the salmon fillets.
Steam the broccoli for 5-8 minutes above boiling water then set aside.
Add the salmon to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes stirring frequently – until all pieces of the fish are cooked. Season with the curry spice mix. Add the steamed broccoli to the pan and cook for 2 more minutes.
When the rice is ready, drain the excess water and mix with the curried salmon.