Summer is around the corner bringing with it the desire to eat fresh, light meals. Wild Alaska salmon is the perfect ingredient for a healthy diet thanks to the high levels of Omega-3 oils, calcium and vitamins, as well as being low in cholesterol and fat.
2 x 125g fillets wild Alaska salmon
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 orange
Sprigs of fresh thyme
400g small new potatoes, scrubbed
1 tbsp. olive oil
4 tbsp. Cointreau or dry white wine
1 passion fruit
Long-stem broccoli or green beans, to serve
Freshly ground black pepper
- Rub the orange zest over the salmon fillets, add a few thyme leaves and season with black pepper. Cover and set aside.
- Put the potatoes on to cook for and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes, until tender.
- When the potatoes have been cooking for 10 minutes, heat the butter and olive oil in a frying pan and add the salmon fillets, searing them on all sides for a few seconds.
- Add the Cointreau or white wine and let it bubble up for a moment, then add the orange juice. Squeeze over the pulp and juice from the passion fruit, then add a few more small thyme sprigs. Cook gently for 4-5 minutes, or until the fish is cooked. To check, test with a fork – the fish should be opaque and should flake easily.
- Meanwhile cook the broccoli or green beans in boiling water for 4-5 minutes.
- Serve the salmon with the sauce spooned over, accompanied by the new potatoes and vegetables