Pan Fried Salmon and Kumara Chips

Pan Fried Salmon and Kumara Chips

Pan Fried Salmon and Kumara Chips

This is one of my son’s favourite meals, and at his request I cooked salmon for dinner last night.  The recipe below will serve 3 people, so increase quantities to serve more people.

I used:

  • 3 pieces of fresh wild salmon (approx 20cm in length and 6cm in width)
  • olive oil
  • 1 whole kumara, skin on and cleaned, cut into chunks
  • vegetables to serve (I used broccoli, cauliflower and carrot)
  • Salt and pepper

Scrub the kumara and cut into thick chunks and toss through some olive oil, salt and pepper.  Spread onto a baking tray, covered with tin foil and cook at 200 degrees celcius for approximately 20 minutes.  Chop your vegetables and put them into a small amount of water in a saucepan with the lid on, ready to cook while the salmon is resting.

Bring a non-stick frying pan to a medium heat, place 1/2 a tsp of olive oil in the pan and brush to coat the bottom or use a paper towel to spread it around, taking care not to burn your fingers!  Rub a little salt into the skin of the salmon and place into the frying pan, skin side down.  Cook for 5 minutes and gently turn over, cooking for a further 5 minutes.  Rest the salmon skin side down for 5 minutes before serving.

Turn the vegetables onto a high heat and bring to the boil, cooking for 2-3 minutes, they should still be a little crunchy when you remove them from the water.

Serve and enjoy!

Paleo Friendly Nachoes

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Paleo Friendly Nachoes

So I felt like something a bit naughty, it was Friday night after all! No wine in sight, so I made these which were well received!

Cook 500 gms beef mince in a little olive oil, with garlic, onion, paprika and a little salt and pepper.

Meanwhile make the guacamole. Mash 2 ripe avocadoes, add 1 tbs lemon juice, some salt and pepper, 1 finely diced red onion, 1 finely diced ripe tomato and mix. Put into the fridge.

Wash a kumara or sweet potato and finely slice. Toss in a little olive oil and a pinch of salt and bake in the oven 200 degree celcius for 20 mins or until well cooked (as they will replace the corn chips).

Place the sweet potato chips around the plate, pop the mince in the middle and guacomole on top. Enjoy!