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
- In a deep skillet, simmer the broccoli and cauliflower, covered, in 1/2 cup of the water for 3 minutes; transfer to a bowl.
- 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.
- 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] http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/salmon-with-gingery-vegetables-and-turmeric [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.