A recipe is long overdue! This was an unexpected weekday meal, whipped up by my hubby, to break the monotony of our ‘cheap and cheerful’ meals. It is quite humble but was absolutely delicious!
- 1 fillet of salmon, cut in two (keep the skin on)
- Large handful of green beans
- Two cobs of corn
- Salt and pepper
- A half of fresh lemon
- Sprinkle the skin side of the salmon with ground Himalayan salt and shallow-fry the salmon in butter
- Meanwhile, steam the beans and the corn
- Wa-la! That’s all there is to it. Serve with a helping of butter on the corn, with optional salt and pepper, and a quarter of a fresh lemon.
If I had made the dinner, the salmon would be steamed (no butter!) and all ingredients would be sprinkled with pepper (no salt!) to make it healthier, but seeing as it was delicious, reasonably cheap, and hubby went to the trouble of making it, there were no complaints from me! Besides, his version had lovely crispy skin on the salmon!
We buy just the one salmon fillet and cut it in two as we find the portion size is better – not only does it save money, but it means we don’t gorge ourselves on the salmon. We still get a generous serve of protein, omega 3s, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin B12 (something I struggle to get enough of) and niacin / B3.
Our usual dinners have been combinations of veggies (a pack of frozen) plus noodles (udon, egg, etc.), brown rice or quinoa, with the occasional addition of either tofu, tempeh or beef (for hubby only) and a simple dressing of sesame oil or soy sauce and sesame seeds. They’re cheap and nutritious but can get a tad tedious!
Lunches for me have been soup from the staff canteen if it’s healthy (and at $3 a pop, it’s an indulgence I can forgive!) or a textured vegetable protein mix that I make in bulk – processed, but full of protein and fibre, and cheap as chips.
Our house is for sale and I’ve made some big life decisions – but that’s for another post!