Friday, 22 March 2013

OVEN BAKED SALMON with LEEKS & SPINACH

Listening to your body is very important as it tells you what it needs at the moment. I am sure all of you have times when you eat certain foods only, maybe in different variation but it is mainly one thing. That symptom can be a sign that your body is lacking some nutrients which such food you crave contains. That is why you want to eat it.

I am not talking about sweets as some of you can think about. If you crave such, that means your diet is not balanced.

Today I feel like eating salmon. I have some leeks and spinach so I have made something really delicious.




OVEN BAKED SALMON with LEEKS & SPINACH


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 medium salmon fillet
  • 1 large leek, cut in pieces (not too small as they will burn)
  • 3 cups of fresh spinach
  • 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • lemon juice
  • small mozzarella ball



METHOD:

Preheat oven to 190-200 C. 

Wash salmon fillet, sprinkle with salt and lemon juice. Place it on the ovenproof dish and sprinkle with olive oil. Cover pieces of leek in olive oil and place around fillet. Put to the oven for about 15 mins (do not overcook it). 

In the meantime, warm up some olive oil on a pan and saute washed spinach. Then add some garlic, salt and shred some mozzarella. Warm up everything and when the salmon is ready, place on the top of the fillet.