All posts tagged: salmon

Salmon, on a bed of asparagus

It does not get a lot easier than this! Make a small portion for an entrée, or a larger portion for a main course. Filled to the brim with heart healthy Omega 3 fats, stacked with fibres, B vitamins, anti oxidants,quick, easy to make and yummy to taste all all words suited for this dish. Let´s get on with it! Ingredients for 4 people (entrée size); 600 gr of smoked or gravad salmon, in thin slices 300 gr fresh, green asparagus 75 gr parmesan cheese – if you are lactose intolerant , leave the parmesan out and substitute with roasted pine nuts fresh dill coarse black pepper lemon Allow the asparagus to boil in lightly salted water for about 3-4 minutes. Drape the salmon over the asparagus, squeeze a few drops of fresh lemon juice atop, add some freshly grated parmesan or roasted pine nuts, dress with the dill and black pepper. Enjoy!

Blueberry & Tomatoe Salsa

This might sound like a really crazy title, and so be it… It was one of the first “healthy” recipe´s I ever tried to make, so once you´ve seen how extremely easy this is you all understand how much I had never been in to cooking before I got on this journey 🙂 . That day it was one of the side dishes of the first BBQ we hosted on our roof terrace here in Haarlem. Well, that was almost 6 years ago and I still love making this one as part of more yummy salsas, salads and other small side dishes next to either a BBQ or just next to ovenbaked fish or even grilled tofu. Last year we even had this yummy salsa as part of the Christmas buffet! Ingredients are: 1,5 dl of blueberries 4 tomatoes 2 tbspns rougly chopped basil 2 tbspns olive oil All you do is rinse the bluberries and the tomatoes under the tap. Then you cut the tomatoes in halves and remove the “pits” (am not sure if …

Roasted sweet potatoe´s

Here is another easy, yummy, fast and healthy side dish. I love serving this one next to cooked or grilled fish and some grilled vegetables, with a tasty home made chimichurri or pesto. It is also yummy next to grilled, marinated tofu for the vegetarian and/or vegan version as well. Apart from being heavenly tasty, the sweet potatoe is an outstanding source of Vitamin A. Next to that it also contains some amounts of Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin C and B16 . And it contains plenty of healthy fibre to keep your gut healthy. Try it out and let me know what your favourite combination with this side dish is! Approx 4 portions: 6 sweet potatoes, sliced in wedges 1 tbspn of your favorite cooking oil Salt & pepper All you do is roll the wedges in the oil, salt n´pepper and place them in an ovendish with the peel facing up. Let it roast in the oven on 225 degrees for about 20 minutes, which gives you plenty of time to prepare and cook …

Grilled fish

Ok, here is a dead easy way to cook any fish filet and eat together with any of your favourite side dishes or any of the other side dishes you find on this blog. Or why not just grill some of your favourite veg next to the fish? Quick, easy, yummy, healthy! 4 pieces of fish filets 1 tbspn cooking oil – olive, avocado, rapeseed, sesame or any other favourite you have Salt & pepper Rub oil, salt and pepper into the fish and grill on high heat for about 3 minutes on each side. Enjoy!


Sounds like it´s “burger-week” here eh :-)! Here´s another healthy, yummy and quick dinner – also a great treat for the upcoming BBQ season . And if you read this in cold, freezing winter you can of course either oven bake, oven grill or maybe you are lucky enough to have an indoor grill next to your cooking plate. Ingredients, for 2 people; 2 x salmon filets 1 aubergine 4 sliced tomatoes 40 grams pine nuts, roasted Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper For the dressing/ sauce, you will need; 1 dl greek yoghurt, or goat yoghurt 0,5 tbspn real mayonnaise 1 tspn tamari (gluten free soy sauce and a bit sweeter than regular) a handful of fresh dill 0,5 tspn salt some frehsly ground pepper 1 tspn agave or maple syrup First, stir together all the ingredients for the sauce/dressing and put it in the fridge to stay cool. Grill, BBQ or ovenbake the salmon with a bit of olive oil, salt & pepper. Get 4 pieces of “burger bread with” sliced from the aubergine and …

Yellow paprika chicken (or fish, or tofu) burger

Yet another recipe picked up on the go from one of the Swedish magazines I always pick up when I visit my home country. If you don´t eat meat , you can substitute the chicken for grilled salmon or marinated tofu. Did I mention that it takes less than 15 minutes to cook? For 2 people you need the following ingredients: 2 x chicken filets (or tofu , or salmon, or other fish filets) 2 paprikas (don´t have to be yellow… 🙂 ) A few handfuls of fresh baby spinach leaves One large tomato, sliced Jalapeno´s – you decide how many Lemon balm For the tahini dressing / sauce; 75 gr tahini 1,5 cloves of crushed garlic zest and juice from 1 lemon 0,5 dl water seasalt & freshly grinded black pepper Mix all the ingredients for the sauce together in your foodprocessor or mixer – if you don´t have one, you can also use a fork and mash it all together. Put it in the fridge to stay cool while you cook the rest. Spice your chicken, …

Zucchini, Tomatoes in the oven

I found this recipe on the website of Vegetarian Times. It is a yummy, healthy, quick and easy recipe for either a completely vegetarian entrée or as a side dish to whatever protein you choose to eat. Now that BBQ season is coming up here in the Northern Hemisphere it is also a great dish to complement your BBQ. What my husband did- as we still had zuccini’s, tomatoes and olives left over to cook it a second time around yesterday- was to put salmon filets at the bottom of the oven dish and then the other ingredients on top, minus the parmesan cheese and it was y-u-m-m-y! ” Serves 4 For a light entrée on a summer night, this dish is just the ticket. Salting and draining the zucchini and tomatoes before baking prevents them from releasing excess moisture as they bake, so the gratin stays firm, not soggy. 1 ½ lb. tomatoes, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices 2 medium zucchini (1 lb.), cut into ⅛-inch-thick diagonal slices 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. olive oil, …

A quick and easy to make salmon dinner

Here is a fast and delicious recipe for a salmon dinner that I got out of Swedish magazine (have unfortunaltey forgotten which one, otherwise I would link it here). 4 portions 4 pieces of salmon 1 red paprika 1 yellow onion 2 garlic cloves A couple of celery stalks 1 zucchini 1 jar of canned tomatoes 1 dl olives 4 tbspn pesto Oliveoil, salt and pepper Fresh basil Preheat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade. Rub the salmon in the oil and bake it in the oven for 10- 15 minutes. In the meantime slice the veggies in strips and stir-fry for a few minutes. Add the tomatoes and let it simmer for a few more minutes. Spice with salt and pepper. Stir the olives and the pesto into the tomato sauce. Serve the salmon with a dab of extra pesto on top and the veggie stew. Dress with fresh basil. Enjoy 🙂