For today’s recipe I decided to use Salmon, I wanted to try something a bit different, and the fact that it has fewer bones is a huge plus in my book. There is nothing like a perfectly cooked Salmon, with a crispy, crunchy skin. However you can use Tilapia or Kariba bream, or whatever is more common in your area.
Fish is a great source of protein and is not only great for dieters but for everyone; except for those with fish allergies, of course. Nevertheless, I think it’s safe to say there is nothing like a bit of fried fish, whether you eat it with rice, nshima, chips or a healthy salad you can’t really go wrong.
Preparation & Cooking time 30 mins
Serves 4 people
2 cups of long grain white rice
2 -3 tbsp of olive oil
4 pieces of salmon fillet with the skin on
Salt and pepper
½ an onion finely sliced
½ a tin of tomato
1 tsp of tomato paste
2 x Fish stock cube
Salad and dressing;
Half a cabbage finely sliced
2 large tomatoes chopped
3 tbsp of lemon juice
3 tbsp of olive oil
Salt and Pepper
Wash and rinse rice really well until the water is completely clear. Place it in a saucepan with double the amount of boiling water. Add a bit of salt for flavour. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat all the way down and cover the pan tightly with a lid. Cook on low heat for 10-15 mins without uncovering.
Heat up the oil in a frying pan. Add the salmon skin-side down, season with salt and black pepper. Fry for 2-3 minutes, then turn the salmon over and fry for a further 1-2 minutes, or until it is cooked through.
On the same frying pan, fry onion until slightly browned. Add tinned tomato, allow to simmer for up to 10 mins or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add tomato paste and mix well. Crush fish stock cubes and add water to get the gravy to the right consistency for you.
In a bowl add; cabbage, tomatoes, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and mix well
Spoon your fluffy rice onto a plate; adding your luscious salmon and garnish with your light salad and gravy.
Kanta Temba is a cake maker and decorator. She is also the owner and founder of Kanta Kakes – cake shop.
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