I was feeling a little lazy and tired the other day. I had had a long day and to make matters worse had skipped lunch. So when it came time for dinner, I needed something satisfying but quick and easy to make.
I settled on grilled salmon, sautéed spinach and oven roasted potato. It's delicious, healthy and can be easily made in less than 30 mins - what's not to like!
Recipe (serves 2)2 Salmon fillets
1 tbsp spice mixture prepared before hand
(Take equal parts of whole cumin, coriander and cloves and dry roast them together. After it cools down grind them using a coffee grinder. If you store in a air tight container it can last up to 6 months).
1/2 tsp turmeric
Salt and black pepper
1 tsp tamarind paste
(If you don't have tamarind paste use 2 tbsp of lemon juice and 1 tsp lemon zest)
Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Make the rub by mixing the spice mixture with the rest of the ingredients. Rub the spice on both sides of salmon. Heat the grill (stove top or indoor grill) and put the salmon skin side down on the grill once it's hot. Flip the salmon after 3-4 minutes and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes. Quick, isn't it?
Cut the potatoes into small cubes and put them in a roasting pan with some onions, cherry tomatoes and garlic cloves. Dress the vegetables with salt, pepper and olive oil and roast in a 450 F preheated oven for about half an hour or till the potatoes go soft. While the potatoes are being roasted sauté the baby spinach with crushed garlic and some chili flakes. Add olive oil to finish it up.
Serve the salmon with sauteed spinach and roasted potatoes.