I buy fresh fish from my Farmers Market every weekend and this is my families favourite way for me to cook it. My kids fish preference is always Salmon or Trout (they are less keen on white fish unless I make my fish cakes).
Paired with this zesty pesto and creamy sweet potatoes, this meal is simply sensational and it’s my next twist on Jamie Oliver’s ’10 recipes to save your life’. As part of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, I was one of 10 people selected world-wide to put my spin on 10 of Jamie’s favourite staple recipes. This is #6, my twist on Jamie’s ‘Salmon with Pesto dressed veg‘.
So why is it healthy?
The hero, salmon, is a rich source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids which are essential for good health.
The amazing healing herb coriander (also called cilantro in some cultures) is a classic example of food as medicine. It is extremely anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and also an amazing detoxifier and heavy metal chelator. Medicinally, it is used frequently for arthritis, inflammatory digestive disorders and to bind and excrete heavy metals in the blood. Needless to say, it is a very beneficial addition to any diet.
The cashew nuts add good fats and protein. The lime juice, zest and also the garlic further support immune function. So this pesto is just what the doctor ordered this winter.
2-3 large orange sweet potatoes
4 fillets of Salmon or Trout, skin on
For the Coriander Lime Pesto
Large bunch of coriander
Handful of baby spinach leaves
1 small clove garlic, crushed
60g (¼ cup) cashew nuts, toasted
30g (2 tablespoons) of parmesan cheese, finely grated
Juice and zest one fresh lime
20ml (1 tablespoon) macadamia oil (increase if you are going to use it as a sauce)
Small red chilli (optional)
Start with roasting your sweet potato chips:
Now make your pesto:
Lastly cook your salmon (start this 5 minutes before your chips will be ready):
Sub the parmesan for nutritional yeast and a pinch of sea salt.
I’d love to hear how you like this recipe. Post a comment below and let me know.
All of the content here at Well Nourished is FREE to assist you to be the healthiest you can be. But you can help me to build a healthier world, please Share this post with a friend.