Fuss-free Healthy Recipes

Fuss-free Healthy Recipes

January 11, 2018

Boost your intake of vital vits and minerals with this quick and easy meal prep. 

 

Seared Alaska Salmon with Watermelon, Mint and Lime Salsa

 

 

Wild Alaskan salmon, apart from being rich in flavour and colour, is high in vitamins E, C, D and A as well as minerals zinc, iron, calcium and selenium and Omega 3 fatty acids. It comes from Alaska’s beautifully clean waters, meaning it’s remarkably free of contamination from pesticides and sources of pollution from petroleum derivatives, or PCBs and metals.

Cooking Time: 6 mins

Serves: 4

Dietary: Contains fish

 

INGREDIENTS

 

·         4 x 125g fillets wild Alaska salmon

·         2 tsp fennel seeds

·         2 tbsp olive oil

·         1 wedge watermelon, deseeded and finely chopped

·         Finely grated zest and juice of 2 limes

·         1 small red onion, finely chopped

·         A few mint leaves, roughly chopped

·         Pinch of caster sugar

·         Salt and freshly ground black pepper

·         Salad leaves, to serve

 

METHOD

 

·         Sprinkle each salmon fillet with a few fennel seeds.

 

·         Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the salmon fillets, skin side down. Cook over a high heat for 2-3 minutes to crisp the skin, then turn the heat down and turn the salmon fillets over. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, then turn off the heat.

 

·         Make the salsa by mixing together the watermelon, lime zest and juice, red onion and mint leaves. Season with a pinch of sugar, salt and pepper.

 

·        Serve the salmon with the salad leaves, with the salsa spooned on top.

 

RECIPE TIPS

You could use honeydew, Cantaloupe or Galia melon instead of watermelon.

 

Nutrient Rich List

 

Vitamin Ecan help balance cholesterol and promote healthy skin and hair. 

Vitamin Cthe great immunity booster which also helps reduce fatigue and aid Collagen formation as we get older. 

Vitamin D – can regulate our levels of calcium and phosphate to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. 

Vitamin A – for bone growth, reproduction and immune system health.

 

Omega 3 Fatty Acids – helps regulate blood pressure, supports healthy brain function and sight.

 

Zinc – a vital mineral for healthy hair, skin and nails.

Ironessential to oxygenate the blood and can help reduce tiredness and fatigue. 

Calcium – to build and maintain strong bones.

Selenium – a powerful antioxidant which combats harmful free radicals. 


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