Tart-Easy Salmon Dinner


Like that dirty close-up? A bit tarty, yeah? Those pink bits looks delicious. I don’t know why tarts cop flack. Who doesn’t love easy every now and then? Buffoons, that’s who. Well, easiness is fabulous at dinnertime too. But this dinner doesn’t compromise nutrition for ease, it sucks nutrition in balls-deep and takes it to the max. “Fuck health”, I hear you say, “talk to me about flavour”. Well then, enter: the irresistible tartness of lemon, the crunch of cheeky pine nuts, sneaky sesame and the wonder that is garlic.

 Ingredients: (serves one)

– 1 small salmon fillet

– 1/3 cup brown rice (1/2 cup if you’re hungry)

– 1/2 capsicum, sliced

– 1/4 tomato cubed (more or less, tomato can be polarising)

– 1/4 diced onion if you can be fucked with the tears

– a few handfuls of chopped baby spinach

– a couple of chopped asparagus spears to amuse yourself and disturb those living with you who may encounter your odorous urine

– 1 clove of garlic

– 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or whatever oil you like: macadamia, olive)

– a few drops sesame oil

– juice of half a lemon

– 1 tablespoon pine nuts

Get your tart on:

– get that brown rice boiling. Remember it takes 25-30mins

– oven: get him cracking at 180

– now take out that pink, delicious bit of salmon, drizzle it with some of that lemon juice and wrap it up in a roomy foil bed and lay it on the baking tray

– pop it in the oven for about 10 minutes then get it out of there

– when the rice is almost done, get your oil heating over a medium heat in a frypan

– whack in the garlic, capsicum, asparagus and onion in for a bit of a fry-up, keep giving it an occasional stir

– after a couple of minutes, pop in the tomato (unless you vetoed it)

– after a couple of minutes add in the salmon, give it a little pull apart before whacking it in, and then let the cooked brown rice join the party

– ohhhhh, hello tarty lemon. How you doin’? Feel like sharing your tartness and wetness with the others? Of course you do, you’re a giver. Go on, get in there too

– stir that all, then bang it in a bowl

– drizzle on the sesame oil, and sprinkle those pine nuts on

– that’s it


Shannon x

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