Salmon With Bulgur Wheat, Peach And Avocado Salad

This salad recipe has been staring me in the face for the last two days. It is from a recipe leaflet recently picked up from my local Tesco supermarket. The salmon was cooked from the top of my head, it is very basic but tasty! I reduced the ingredients as I was only cooking for two.
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Here are the details:

Serves: 8
Prep + Cooking time: 30 mins

Ingredients & prep

Salmon Fillets
1 lemon
Coarse pepper
Salt

300g bulgur wheat
1 large red chilli pepper, seeded removed and slices
100g spinach leaves
4 spring onions, trimmed
31g fresh coriander
3 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 lime, juiced
2 red peppers, seeded removed and slices
2 peaches, peeled and sliced
1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
A handful of radish, sliced
100g feta cheese crumbled

  • Wash salmon with water and lemon juice
  • Coat salmon with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Place in the refrigerator or set aside.
  • Preheat oven at 200 degrees and place the salmon in foil and on a baking tray. Cook for 15 mins and turn the salmon halfway through.

Cooking Method

1. Rinse the bulgur wheat with cold water and drain using a sieve. Place in a pot and cover with hot boiling water and place on a high heat. Leave to simmer for 20 minutes until it is tender. Drain the sieve, rinse with cold water and repeat.
2. Put the chilli, spinach, spring onions and coriander into a blender with half the olive oil and lime juice. Blitz it into a paste and stir into the cooked bulgur wheat.
3. Fry the peppers and peach slices in olive oil until brown and mix in with the bulgur wheat.
4. Add the avocado and radish along with some lime juice and the crumbled feta.
5. Drizzle on olive oil and garnish with coriander leaves (optional)
6. Serve

My review

My my my… this was quite possibly the BEST salad I have ever tasted! Bulgur wheat is my new replacement for rice. It tastes just like the white rice I adore. All the ingredients complimented each other well from the tangy lime, sharp spring onions and the sweet peaches. Radish added a little crunch to the dish, I just threw them in since they were sitting lonely in my fridge. The salmon was yummy too… 10/10!

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Simple Cooking: Aubergine Tomato and Feta Rounds

This is a recipe I found on Pinterest. It is a dish my family love and it is perfect for a balanced diet. It can be eaten as a snack or part of a main meal- its your choice!

Ingredients:

1 Whole medium sized aubergine
200g of Feta cheese
6 Salad tomatoes (Any tomatoes will do)
Dried oregano
Olive oil (Optional)

Cooking time: 15 minutes

The Preperation

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees
  • Wash the aubergine and tomatoes
  • Chop both the aubergine and tomatoes into rounds
  • Slice the feta into medium slices
  • Place the aubergine rounds on a baking tray
  • Brush with olive oil
  • Layer each aubergine round with a slice of tomato and a slice of feta cheese
  • Sprinkle with oregano

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*As you can see I used salad tomatoes, however they run out and I had to use baby tomatoes also.

Cooking Method

  • Place the baking tray in the oven for 10-12 minutes
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes and serve

I served my rounds with a prawn stir fry without any sauce or noodles and spinach for the Popeye in me!
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*There are only 3 rounds on my plate, but I can guarantee I will sneak myself another!

For an alternative recipe check out Chelle’s Zucchini Pizza Boats here

Surprise Surprise! (Simply Cook)

To my surprise this box was waiting for me on my dining table when I arrived home. I am such an eager beaver when I receive packages, I feel like it’s my birthday whilst opening them as I try to contain my excitement. I know you’re probably thinking “What’s the big deal? You just ordered fast food!” Bare with me I will explain!

This isn’t just any box!

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I came across Simply Cook boxes on Twitter; I logged onto their website to read about the company, how it works and then I placed my order. Simply Cook boxes contain 4 recipe cards and 4 pots of ingredients for each recipe. All you need to do is follow the simple instructions, add the fresh foods and voilà dinner is ready!

Take a peak inside the mysterious Simply Cook box!

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The recipe cards include a detachable shopping list, so you can simply tear them off and shop for the remaining ingredients. The recipes are great for those who want a quick fix; the meals are ready in no more than 20 minutes and serve 1-3 people. Simply Cook boxes are £10 each plus P&P, however my first box was 99p once I used the promotional code provided.

In my household we pretty much have the same meals rotated every other week. I enjoy the food we eat, but we have all agreed that we need to try new dishes. I’m not a fan of pacing up and down supermarkets for hours looking for specific ingredients, so this is ideal!

Look how cute these little pots are!

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Overall the Simply Cook box concept is very inventive and I am looking forward to trying the dishes. There is a use by date printed on each pot, so I can take my time experimenting. I have my eye on the Cajun Chicken recipe and it may end up being my birthday meal!

Check out their website simplycook.com

Some Like It Hot!

Hot food isn’t to my liking. I don’t particularly enjoying biting into pieces of food and having a pungent taste creep up on me! When I can’t truly enjoy a meal because it is too hot, it is a problem! When certain ingredients are overpowering, they take away the pleasure of enjoying the other ingredients in the dish, or maybe its just me!?

I do however enjoy eating spicy food, food with lots of flavour and no repercussions! A combination of the right amount of ingredients to create a tasty spicy dish! I’d choose spicy food over hot food any day! Why not experiment and spice up your life, or dish!

This song brings back memories! It came to mind when I saw this Daily Prompt. Take me to the Caribbean pleaseee! Enjoy 🙂

Feeling hot hot hot!