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Zingy Poached Salmon And Rice Noodle Salad

Zingy Poached Salmon And Rice Noodle Salad
Zingy Poached Salmon And Rice Noodle Salad

With the weather heating up recently all I’m craving are lighter and fresher meals (well, most of the time!). This poached salmon and rice noodle salad is so unbelievably tasty, yet still light and healthy.

I have pretty full on psoriasis and eczema on my hands, so I’m becoming much more conscious of what I eat at the moment and am trying to boost my Omega 3 intake by eating more oily fish. Thankfully this recipe can be whipped up in 10-15 minutes and is as nice cold as it is hot, so it makes eating more salmon very easy. So easy in fact, that I’ve been making this every week (when I fall for a new recipe, I fall hard!). The zingy lime, ginger, garlic and chilli gives it a nice kick, and despite being a nutritional powerhouse, this recipe really feels like a treat!

Poached Salmon And Rice Noodle Salad
Poached Salmon And Rice Noodle Salad

Ingredients (Serves One):

1 Fillet Salmon

1/2 Bunch of Spring Onions

1 Red Chilli (more or less depending how much heat you can handle)

1 Piece Fresh Ginger

1 Large Clove of Garlic

Fresh coriander

Toasted Sesame Oil

Soy Sauce

1 Lime

75g Rice Noodles

  1. Half fill a pot with boiling water. Add in about 2 tbsp soy sauce, the juice of half a lime, 2 crushed garlic cloves and 3-4 slices of fresh ginger, let it boil away for a few minutes before adding your salmon fillet. The salmon will take between 10-15 minutes to cook so keep an eye on it.
  2. Your rice noodles should only take about 5-10 minutes to cook, but check the packet instructions to be sure. You want them to be cooked just before your salmon.
  3. Slice the spring onions and chilli diagonally, finely chop the ginger and finely dice a few slices of fresh ginger. All them all to a medium heat frying pan with a tablespoon of toasted sesame oil. The toasted sesame oil will give this a delicious, nutty tasty. Fry for about 2-3 minutes. You don’t want these to go totally soft.
  4. When the rice noodles are cooked, drain them (reserving a few tablespoons of cooking water) and add them to the pan of veggies. Stir them in with a few tablespoons of soy sauce, a squeeze of lime juice, about a tablespoon of chopped coriander and some of the reserved cooking water if needed to loosen the mix out.
  5. When the salmon is done, serve the noodles on a warm plate and place the salmon on top. Serve with a squeeze of lime juice over the salmon and another drizzle of the toasted sesame oil. Garnish with some fresh coriander
Poach Your Salmon in Seasoned Water
Poach Your Salmon in Seasoned Water
Slice Up All Your Veggies And Herbs
Slice Up All Your Veggies And Herbs
Lightly Fry Your Veggies For A Few Minutes
Lightly Fry Your Veggies For A Few Minutes
Stir In The Rice Noodles, Soy Sauce And Coriander
Stir In The Rice Noodles, Soy Sauce And Coriander
Poached Salmon And Rice Noodle Salad
Poached Salmon And Rice Noodle Salad

Healthy Salmon Pasta

Delicious Healthy Salmon Spelt Pasta
Delicious Healthy Salmon Spelt Pasta
Delicious Zesty Salmon Pasta
Delicious Zesty Salmon Pasta
Zesty and Bursting With Flavour
Zesty and Bursting With Flavour

As part of my health kick I have started running again and going to the gym more, but exercise really does give me the munchies, especially when attempting runs like the Old Railway Line in Blackrock, Cork again. A couple of fellow food bloggers have started a twitter running group for motivation called #JanRUNary if anyone else would like to join, please do, the more the merrier! Last week I made salmon pasta to fill my carb craving, but I tried to make it as healthy and nutritious as possible. So if you are on an exercise kick this month, this is the dish for you!

I bought Spelt pasta (I’m loving spelt this month) and it tastes really nice, it’s darker in colour that white pasta, but there isn’t much taste difference and it’s much better for you. I also decided to make use of some salmon that was lingering in my freezer and other veggies in my fridge. I added some toasted pine nuts too for some crunch, and lemon juice, zest and olive oil for the sauce.

Its really quick and easy, fills my pasta cravings and it good for you too! Give it a go (just double up on ingredients per extra person) and let me know what you think!

Starting Off Near Blackrock Castle
Starting Off Near Blackrock Castle
Finishing Off On The Old Railway Line
Finishing Off On The Old Railway Line

Ingredients (serves one):

1 salmon fillet

40-50g (when uncooked) spelt pasta

4 spring onions chopped

1 clove of garlic crushed

small handful peas (I used frozen garden peas)

large handful plum cherry tomatoes sliced lengthways

1 tbsp pine nuts (toast for 2 minute in a dry pan first)

1 lemon zest

1/2 lemon juice

2 tbsp olive oil

1. Season salmon with salt and pepper, and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200C for 15-20mins.

2. While the salmon is baking, chop up the garlic, spring onion and tomatoes and toast the pine nuts (make sure to keep stirring to prevent burning).

3. Add pasta to a pot of salted boiling water, add the peas in 5 minutes before its done.

4. Fry up the garlic, onion and tomato in a little olive oil. Drain cooked pasta and peas and add them to the pan.

5. Take salmon out of oven and flake into the pasta. Squeeze in 1/2 lemon juice and stir in lemon zest and 1 tbsp olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

6. Stir together and serve in warmed bowls.

Flake Baked Pasta
Flake Baked Salmon
Toss Everything Together In The Frying Pan
Toss Everything Together In The Frying Pan

 

Delicious and Healthy Salmon Pasta
Delicious and Healthy Salmon Pasta