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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Ready Steady Simply Cook!

Remember I mentioned the Simply Cook box I received in the post last week? Well I tried out one of the recipes for my birthday dinner yesterday. I’m going to run through my cooking experience and also review the box overall.

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Let’s get started!

The chef for the evening:
Yours truly!

What’s on the menu?
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The box for the recipe included:

  • Cajun seasoning
  • Red Pepper Paste
  • Garlic Oil

The additional ingredients were:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Sweet potato
  • Bacon rashers
  • Baby courgettes
  • Feta cheese

Additional information (the ingredients I added/replaced):

  • The chicken breasts were replaced with 3 chicken drumsticks
  • The bacon rashers were replaced with turkey slices. I was unable to find turkey rashers at my local supermarket.
  • Fresh coriander and fresh thyme were added to the marinade
  • Green beans and plantain accompanied the dish as sides
  • A gravy was made also using; tomatoes, spring onions, tomato ketchup and a dash of gravy granules

Here are some of the ingredients
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The preparation

The chicken was washed in lemon juice, then the hairs were burnt off the skin. I left the skin on; I feel as though chicken soaks up the marinade better with the skin on. I marinated the drumsticks with the Cajun seasoning and placed in a container with fresh coriander and thyme overnight. The next day I washed, peeled and sliced all the vegetables.

The Cooking Method

  1. I boiled the sweet potato for the recommended time
  2. In the meantime I fried the chicken in the Garlic oil in a Dutch pot. I fried the turkey rashers in a frying pan, followed by the courgettes and plantain using the remaining garlic oil
  3. I boiled the green beans and in a separate Dutch pot I fried the tomatoes and spring onions then added ketchup and a few gravy granules
  4. Once the chicken had finished frying I transferred it into the gravy pot to simmer for a little while
  5. The sweet potato was drained and mashed. I stirred in the Red pepper paste along with the Turkey slices and courgettes
  6. I garnished the potato mash with feta cheese

Bon Appetite!
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*I forgot to add the feta cheese before taking the photo! Excuse the overcooked plantain slice, it still tasted good!

Review

My simply cook box lived up to its name, it was all pretty simple! It did take a little longer to make due to all the ingredients I added/replaced. The turkey slices I bought worked surprisingly well. The mash was my favourite, it tasted like heaven! I woke up thinking about mashed potato! I underestimated how much each little pot could hold, I’m impressed!

Overall it was simply Devine! My brother sent his compliments to the chef, so it’s fair to say this one is a winner! Until next time Simply Cook!

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