Pan-fried crusted salmon with balsamic glaze and salad.

Everybody knows that salmon and fish in general is an excellent source of omega-3, selenium and vitamin B12, as well as a 100g serving containing over 400IU of your daily Vitamin D intake.

I suffer a lot with constant vitamin deficiencies, like a lot of coeliacs probably do, so I thought I would share my favourite way to eat salad with you guys!

The salmon has a crumb coating, and what I’m going to share with you is how to get that great gluten free crust on your fish, to give a bit of texture, and flavour. It’s SO simple. I am using a gluten free stuffing mix! Read on for the instructions, it’s dead easy, and you could easily transfer it to a lunchbox! NOTE: This only serves one, but you can do the math and double/triple/up the ingredient measurements to make it a family meal!

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Ingredients

1 Salmon fillet

1 tbsp of gluten free Sage and onion stuffing mix

Extra Virgin Olive oil

Sweet potato, chopped

Mixed herbs

Handful of spinach

Handful of Kale

Mixed seeds

Sundried tomatoes

1 cup Balsamic Vinegar

1/4 cup Brown sugar

 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°c, and spread the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, drizzle with a small amount of olive oil, and sprinkle on some mixed herbs. Bake for 20 minutes.
  2. In a saucepan on a medium heat, mix the balsamic vinegar and sugar together until the sugar is fully dissolved. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for around 20 minutes. In this time, you can prep the fish.
  3. For the salmon, coat it in the gluten free stuffing mix, and then fry in a pan on a medium heat, until thoroughly cooked/however you like it.
  4. Put the kale, spinach and sundried tomatoes together on your plate/bowl. Put the cooked salmon on top of this.
  5. Take the sweet potatoes (now cooked) and add them to your salad.
  6. By now the balsamic glaze should be thick, like tar. Drizzle that over your salmon portion, and then sprinkle mixed seeds on top of it.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

 

See, it’s so simple to eat healthy and get some vitamins. Mixed seeds are a great source of things like zinc, fibre and vitamin E. Kale is great for your vitamin D, and spinach for your iron and folate levels! PLUS, the stuffing mix coating gives that extra layer of crunch and flavour.

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So why don’t you give it a try? You could substitute the sugar for agave or honey, and you could use the stuffing to coat other things. It tastes really nice when mixed with herbs and spices to make a fake KFC.

 

Thanks for reading!

Georgina x

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