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
Dietary: Contains fish
· 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
· 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.
You could use honeydew, Cantaloupe or Galia melon instead of watermelon.
Nutrient Rich List
Vitamin E – can help balance cholesterol and promote healthy skin and hair.
Vitamin C – the 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.
Iron – essential 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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