Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Salmon with Green Beans and Potato Salad

I love salmon and it's a great way to get some omega 3 in your diet.


This simple salad is easy to make fresh with warm salmon, potatoes and beans or great to make for a packed lunch by cooling the ingredients or from leftover cooked salmon and vegetables.

Salmon with Green Beans and Potato Salad - Serves 1

Ingredients

130g-150g, 4-5oz Salmon Fillet
Handful baby potatoes, I used Jersey Royals as they are in season and delicious
A large handful of baby leaf spinach
A handful of green beans
A big dollup of mayonnaise

Method

If the salmon is not already cooked, cook for 11-13 minutes, wrapped in foil in a preheated oven at 200oC, 400F, Gas Mark 6 or until done to your liking.

Boil the potatoes in water for 18-20 minutes or until cooked through.

5 minutes before the end of the cooking time for the potatoes, add the green beans to the water.

If not eating immediately, allow everything to cool or serve warm on the spinach leaves with a lovely dollup of mayonnaise.

Did you know there's not just one type of Omega 3?  Two types, EPA and DHA are mainly found in fish, ALA is found in nuts and seeds.  According to a quick google search, fish oil can help with the following:

Lowering triglyceride levels (fat levels) in your blood
Joint pain of arthritis
Depression

And the jury is out on whether there are even more benefits.  I try to include oily fish in my diet as well as including nuts and seeds to make sure I have plenty of these lovely oils.

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