Salmon with Gingery Vegetables and Turmeric



1/2 pound broccolis—cut into florets, stem peeled and sliced

1/2 pound cauliflower, cut into florets

3/4 cup water

3 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for rubbing

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger

Salt and freshly ground pepper

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk

1 tablespoon chopped Indian lime pickle (see Note)

Four 6-ounce salmon fillets with skin


  1. In a deep skillet, simmer the broccoli and cauliflower, covered, in 1/2 cup of the water for 3 minutes; transfer to a bowl.
  2. In the skillet, heat the 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Add the onion and ginger, season with salt and pepper and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until golden, about 8 minutes. Add the turmeric and cook, stirring, until fragrant. Add the coconut milk, lime pickle and remaining water and bring to a simmer. Stir in the vegetables and season with salt and pepper. Cover and remove from the heat.
  3. Preheat a grill pan. Rub the salmon with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill, skin side down, over moderately high heat until crisp, 4 minutes. Turn and grill until just cooked through, 2 minutes longer. Serve the salmon with the vegetables.

Kiesel, M. (2009) [online] [Accessed 13th November, 2014]

Health benefits of the foods and spices in recipe

Salmon gives you an  excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D, and selenium and is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, protein and vitamin B6 plus other vitamins and minerals.

Broccoli is a really good source of dietary fiber, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin E, manganese, phosphorus, choline, vitamin B1, vitamin A

Onions the phytochemicals in onions along with their vitamin C help improve immunity

Cauliflower is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich, and may boost both your heart and brain health

Ginger offers loads of health benefits including relieving gastrointestinal irritation and reducing inflammation.

Turmeric has a powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant

Coconut milk is rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.