Thursday, June 20, 2013

30 Minute Meals: Indian Salmon with Dill & Lime / With a side of Grilled Asparagus

Yes I am completely inspired by Jamie Oliver's 30 minute meals. But to be honest those are a bit more like 1.5 hour meals and require ingredients I most often don't have on demand in my kitchen. So I came up with my own :) 

When I needed to turn all health conscious a year and a half ago - apart from the gym, our food was something that was directly impacted. The hunt for quick, delicious, healthy meals started. Every diet I had been on before demanded me to make huge sacrifices when it came to tasty food. This is when I realised if I needed this time to be different and sustainable, I needed to create a food plan that was  a fundamental life change. More importantly one that both me and the husband could enjoy & didn't spell SACRIFICE. 

This is the part where Norway comes into the picture. They are fundamentally a health conscious lot and with the help of friends I slowly started seeing and learning how simple meals could be healthy and tasty all at the same time. 

Moving back to India meant re-adjusting to all the available ingredients around you. It's taken us a while to go back to our healthy ways (and stop the always easy home delivery) but now that were there - I'm going to share some recipes with you. Or at least till we decide to move again and I have to re-discover & figure it all out ;) 

I dedicate this recipe to my Salmon eating Norwegian friends who taught me so well. 

Indian Salmon with Dill & Lime
Grilled Asparsgus

Indian Salmon with Dill & Lime / with a side of Grilled Asparagus 

Serves: 2      Time: Under 30 Minutes       Heat Oven to: 210 Deg C

  • 600 grams Indian Salmon Fillets (Approx ₹500 kg. Ask you fish man to fillet it for you)
  • 2 Handfuls Fresh Dill Finely Chopped 
  • Drizzle of Olive Oil
  • Juice of 2 Limes 
  • Sea Salt to Taste (I use the regular unrefined salt)
  • Pepper to Taste 
  • Chill flakes to taste 
  • Oregano to taste 
  • 100 grams Asparagus (available at foodhall, namdaris, nature's basket)
  • Butter as per preference
  • Sea Salt to taste 
  • Pepper to taste 
  • Wash Salmon and lay it in foil on your baking tray 
  • Garnish with chopped dill, salt, pepper, chilli flakes & oregano
  • Squeeze lime over the fish & drizzle with olive oil
  • In a smaller dish put your asparagus also on foil
  • Garnish with salt, pepper & butter (we love the asparagus a bit salty)
You're all set now - just pop both these dishes in the oven for 20 minutes or till you have the consistency you like and then dinner is served :) 

And I promise this really does take 30 minutes.....