Salmon in a bag with Asian greens is a recipe maxed with flavour that takes 15 minutes from start to finish. Fuss free ease for you, and so tasty that comments will make you blush. It is low cal, gluten-free, and screams of healthy nutrition too. Get inspired and delight your guests with their own ‘bags’ of flavour. Enjoy!
Salmon in a Bag: Inspiration for Spring
Salmon is a staple in my kitchen as a pescatarian, and green leaves in all its forms find their way into almost every dish. Years ago, Jamie Oliver entered the scene with new ways of thinking about food. One of his early scoops was ‘bagged’ food cooked to light perfection in no time.
This idea of wrapping vegetables, chicken or fish into grease proof paper – and letting them cook in their own juices made cooking so much easier. That it tasted better too was the extra highlight. Now – With a new take on healthier food the ‘bag’ come into play even more, as the nutrition content is so much higher when you don’t have to add oil, or anything else.
This recipe came about as I had a cravings for Asian flavours, and with fresh ginger in the house I set about to re-create the Jamie ‘bag’ idea.
Recipe: Salmon in a Bag with Asian Greens
This recipe is superfood maxed with salmon, spinach, broccoli, zucchini and ginger. It is easy to do, and perfect for a light dinner – or to impress guests with their own individual bags that can be cut up at the dinner table.
For best results I recommend getting your fresh salmon filets from your fish monger or supermarket counter and the best (organic) vegetables you can find.
It takes very little time to prepare and cook. It is even easier if you have all your ingredients laid out. Set the time to 15 minutes mentally as the actual food prep, and cooking time takes just that: 15 minutes.
If you’re having guests you can prepare each salmon piece in its individual bag, and set the oven. The cooking time is short – 10 minutes – so put your oven tray into the oven as you invite your guest to table and soon enough you can serve up individual bags for each guest. You will make quite an impression as the cutting up of the bags provides for ‘Oh’s!’ and ‘Ah’s!’.
Have fun experimenting with your version of this dish. I hope the recipe will inspire you and please feel free to comment below, and share on your social media 🙂
Tip: If you need to convert from Metric: Cooking Conversion
- 200 Gram Salmon ( divided in 2 filets)
- 500 Gram Spinach
- 300 Gram Broccoli or Brocoletti
- 1 Onion, large or 2 medium
- 1 Zucchini, medium
- 1 Carrot, medium
- 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil (or olive oil if you don't have)
- 1 Ginger piece, thumb size, chopped small
- 1 Tablespoon Soya sauce
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce (optional but yummy!)
- 1 Garlic clove, crushed
- 1 Chilli, chopped seeds removed, chopped small
- 1 Table spoon Honey
- 1 Lemon, Juice of 1 small lemon
- 5 Gram Sesame seeds (to sprinkle)
- Coriander to garnish
- Set your oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
- Take out a large bowl. Add and mix all your marinade ingredients. Set aside.
- Roughly chop all the vegetables and add them to your marinade mix.
- Measure out 2 large sheets of grease-proof paper (baking sheets) so they liberally cover under and over 1 salmon placed on a green bed. Place 1/2 your marinade mixed vegetables with a salmon filet on top. Sprinkle over sesame seeds. Repeat same procedure with next package.
- Wrap up each parcel so there is room for the content to expand with the steam, yet tight enough so no liquid will seep out during cooking.
- Place your salmon and vegetable packages on an oven tray, and send them for a 10 minutes oven trip.
- You packages will expand, and look browned when they are ready. Don't cut them up!
- Serve each package together with a plate of raw spinach and some grated carrots. Each guest can now cut open their parcel, and drop the contents onto the green raw bed. Serve some coriander for extra flavour and garnish.
- You can vary this recipe (for 2) to how many you have for dinner, and adjust quantities accordingly. Enjoy!
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