Spiced salmon with beetroot, feta & wild rice

Spiced salmon with beetroot, feta & wild rice

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 1

A gluten-free fish salad that's rich in omega-3, folate and fibre. Seasoned with cumin and caraway, the salmon pairs well with vibrant, sweet beetroot and salty feta

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal626
  • fat27g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre6g
  • protein39g
  • salt1g
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Ingredients

  • 120g pack single salmon fillet
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil plus extra to serve
  • 60g wild rice
  • 100g ready-cooked beetroot, cut any way you like
    Beetroot

    Beetroot

    beat-root

    A favourite in 1970's British salads (served cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a…

  • 2 spring onions, sliced on a diagonal
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • juice ½ lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 25g feta, roughly crumbled
    Feta

    Feta

    feh-tah

    A creamy soft white cheese with an ancient history - nomadic tribes who needed to preserve the…

Method

  1. Before you prep the veg, coat the salmon fillet in the spices and oil then set aside to marinate. In a small saucepan with a tight-fitting lid simmer the rice over a medium heat for 25 mins.

  2. After 15 mins, season the salmon, then place the fish, skin-side down, in a cold non-stick frying pan (this will ensure you get an evenly crispy skin). Place over a medium-high heat and cook the salmon for 5 mins, then flip it over and cook on the other side for 1-2 mins more, depending on how you like it.

  3. Drain the rice, then return it to the saucepan and toss with the beetroot, spring onions, lemon juice and seasoning to taste. Serve the rice alongside the spiced salmon with the crumbled feta and a drizzle of olive oil on top.

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Frantic Flapjack
19th Mar, 2017
3.8
Lovely ingredients combination. I cooked my salmon in a hot oven for 20 minutes.
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