One of my favorite quick meals is Baked Salmon steak with spinach, pineapple, cucumber and passion fruit salad. Occasionally I will use Salmon fillets instead and change up the salad ingredients.
It has been a while since I have cooked salmon, but only because for a long time it was the only fish I ate here in Dubai. After a while my taste buds protested and I went off it completely, aside from the occasional smoked salmon at breakfast.
The health benefits of eating Salmon include a high omega-3 fatty acid content and the intake of such foods has been associated with decreased risks of stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure and other illnesses. Personally, I take a 1000mg omega-3 gel capsule every day for the past few years and have found that it helps with the inflammation of the rheumatoid arthritis as well as keeping my skin and joints more supple.
This recipe is so easy and you can use either ready made Cajun seasoning or home made fish masala. If you prefer something with more sauce why not try this Cape Malay Pickled fish recipe or this delicious Chicken and Mushroom pie.
Baked salmon steak with spinach salad
- 1 salmon steak - approximately 200 grams
- Cajun seasoning - to taste
- 2.5 ml oil optional
- 250 ml spinach leaves
- 1 small cucumber
- 125 ml pineapple chunks
- half a passion fruit
- 1 small carrot
Preheat the oven and turn on the grill function (broiler).
Season the salmon with the cajun spice and oil (if using) and allow to marinate for at least 10 minutes covered.
Place on a foil lined baking sheet under the grill (broiler) and test the fish for doneness after 5-7 minutes.
Remove from the oven when cooked to your taste.
Allow the fish to cool.
Spread the spinach leaves on the plate.
Slice the carrot into sticks, and the cucumber and pineapple chunks into the same bite sized pieces and arrange over the spinach.
Place the cooled fish on the salad and add the passion fruit around the salad.
Season the salad, if required.
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