Dukkah crusted Salmon with greens

A lot of people know eating salmon is good for you due to the omega-3 fatty acids. However, people who are not brought up cooking fish sometimes worry about how to cook it. My friend Sereyana posted on my facebook wall recently, that she was searching for an easy and healthy salmon recipe. Off to the kitchen I went. Such a shame! This recipe is so good I had to make it twice as the first time I ate it before I remembered to photograph it.

This recipe relies on simple fresh flavours, so no scrimping and using the ‘masterfoods’.

5 almonds
2 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon lemon juice
a pinch coarse sea salt
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
200g Salmon steak
1 cup snow peas
1 bag (200g) baby spinach

Preheat an oven to 200ºC

In a pestal and mortar crush the coriander seeds and almonds with the salt. Mix in the sesame seeds and lemon juice and rub the mix on on side of the salmon.

Place on baking paper on a baking tray and cook for 6 minutes. Pre-heat your overhead grill (broiler). Place the salmon under the grill for another 6 minutes.

Meanwhile lightly spray a wok with oil. Saute the snow peas for 2 minutes. Add in the spinach and 2 teapsoons of water and saute until the spinach begins to wilt.

Serve the salmon on the greens.

Serves 2

About Michelle

Michelle is passionate about showing people how easy it is to prepare food that is healthy and packed full of flavour. She has just completed her first recipe book, Healthy Helpings: fast food for fit physiques. She began sharing her love of food in 2007, when she produced two series of the online cooking show ‘Healthy Helpings TV’, making fast food healthy and healthy food fast. In 2008 she competed in bodybuilding as a novice figure shaping competitor and she remains passionate about physique sports. She was a 2009 Australian Masterchef semi-finalist, and contributes articles to Oxygen Magazine Australia. Michelle lives with her husband on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, where she loves to search out new ingredients and food ideas from local farmers markets, health food shops and ethnic grocers, and take her two dogs on long rambles through the vineyards. Find out more about Michelle's book