Quinoa-crusted Salmon with Roasted Veg
found in Mains - Fish
|2 SPs||Nut Free||Gluten Free|
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
- 500g butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and sliced
- 2 red peppers, deseeded and sliced
- 1 red onion, cut into thin wedges
- 8 sprays calorie controlled cooking spray
- 1⁄2 tsp chilli flakes
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 lemons, zest and juice of
- 520g salmon fillets
- 40g quinoa, rinsed
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 150g greek yogurt
- 75g spinach (young leaf)
Preheat the oven to 200°C / 180°C (fan oven) / 395°F / Gas Mark 6. Put the squash, peppers and onion on a baking tray, mist with cooking spray and add the chilli. Roast for 35 minutes, turning once.
Meanwhile, combine the garlic with half the zest and juice in a dish. Add the salmon, turn to coat, then cover and marinate in the fridge for 20 minutes.
While the veg are roasting and the fish is marinating, combine the quinoa and 200ml water in a pan over a medium-high heat. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, until the liquid has evaporated. Stir in the rest of the zest then set aside to cool.
Remove the fish from the fridge then press the cooled quinoa onto the top of each fillet.
Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the salmon, quinoa-side down, for 4 minutes. Turn and cook for a further 3 minutes.
Toast the cumin seeds in a dry frying pan for 2 minutes, then crush using a pestle and mortar. Combine the yogurt and remaining lemon juice then stir in the toasted cumin seeds.
Toss the roasted veg with the spinach and serve with the fish and spiced yogurt.