Grilled Salmon with Brown Rice & Vegetables

Salmon is the most nutritious fish carrying amazing benefits for your health and looks. Salmon is highly recommended when on diet and healthy eating because it  has to offer lots in vitamins and omega-3 that helps in many health issues as well as enhancing hair and skin. Then again, I simply love salmon because it tastes amazingly delicious without adding more than salt and black pepper.

Salmon is a fish that is best eaten fresh and the best way to recognize whether a salmon is fresh, is when it’s cooked: The easier its removed from it’s skin the fresher it is! Personally, I  love to eat my salmon grilled and well cooked, but there are hundreds of delicious salmon recipes you can try and I am going to share most of them with you on my blog.

So what do you actually need to implement this simple recipe? Choose 4 pieces of  fresh Norwegian salmon, about 115 g each, from your local fish market along with a variety of fresh vegetables. I would personally go for those little packets that include some carrots, broccoli,  Cauliflower, some rice  and peppers and then off we go to the kitchen to spend about 40 minutes of creation that will lead us to ultimate smells and flavors…!!

My grilled salmon is going to be served with Aromatic Jasmine Rice with vegetables and a variety of peppers to create a healthy and fulfilling lunch.

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Level of difficulty: 2/5

Serves: 3-4

Calories: 300 c per 100 g (per piece)

Protein: 18 g

Fat: 42 g

 

Ingredients:

 

  • For the Salmon:
  • 4 pieces of approximately 115 g of fresh Salmon
  • 2 generous pinches of sea salt
  • Black pepper (optional)
  • A bunch of chives
  • For the rice:
  • 1 glass of pure aromatic jasmine rice
  • 2 ½ glasses of water
  • 1 chicken stock
  • 1 vegetable stock
  • 1 glass of finely chopped mixed colored peppers (red, orange and yellow)
  • ½ glass of sweetcorn
  • 1 mashed garlic clove
  • 1 small bunch of finely chopped chives
  • 5 tablespoons of vegetable oil

 

Directions:

 

Preheat oven at 180 c for 20 minutes.

Wash and dry your salmon (with kitchen paper).

Place the salmon on a rack and season with salt and pepper (optional).

Turn the oven button to the grill function – on medium heat.

Place the salmon in the oven and leave it to cook for about 40 minutes or until golden brown on the outside but still cooked on the inside.

In the meantime place the oil in a pan and when hot, place in the garlic, chives, peppers and sweetcorn and shallow fry for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Place the rice and stir well.

Throw in the water and stocks, stir well, close the lid and cook on a low fire for ½ hour.

Turn your fire off and leave it to rest aside for another 10 minutes.

Serve your salmon and rice together for a fantastic meal full of taste and flavor.