This is a really versatile, quick, convenient and healthy dish which I rustled up one evening when I got in late from work. It uses ingredients you’d have in your store cupboard and fridge and takes very little time to prepare. Best of all it is nutrient-rich; salmon is high quality protein and rich in omega-3 oils which are good for the brain, the garlic and onions have anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties and are excellent for blood circulation and strengthening the immune system, and the parsley/coriander bring their own herbal benefits and add a fresh zestiness to the dish.
1 small can of salmon [about 160g], preferably in spring water
I small onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 green chilli, chopped
1 tbspn vegetable oil
Salt and black pepper according to taste
Parsley or coriander, chopped
Garam-masala [optional] for extra spiciness [but do not use if using parsley]
1. Warm the vegetable oil in a small pan.
2. Add the chopped onion and sauté over low heat until translucent.
3. Add the chopped garlic and chilli and sauté for another minute or so.
4. Drain the water from the salmon can, flake the salmon gently and add to the onion mixture.
5. Add salt and black pepper. Stir and cook for about 3-5 minutes over medium heat until the salmon is well warmed through and has picked up some brown flecks. Remove from heat.
6. Add the garam-masala if you are using it. Otherwise garnish with the parsley or coriander and a squeeze of lemon.
Now tuck in and enjoy knowing this delicious snack is just full of goodness. This dish can be used as a starter, a healthy snack or even as a tasty sandwich filler.
Have you rustled up a healthy snack that you’d like to share here? Please do comment.