My hubby Shak has been away for a week now and we miss him! He gets home next Monday and we cannot wait to pick him up from the airport. My oldest son Kiyan is missing his dad tremendously he is sometime in tears before bed and is always face timing with his dad.
While he is away I always cook foods that Shak doesn’t like and one of those is salmon! I don’t know why but he hates salmon, Kiyan and I love it! And one of my favourite easy kid friendly recipes is a simple pan seared salmon with quinoa and roasted veggies. Quinoa is an easy grain to cook and it is similar to rice so it is an easy food for kids to love. The veggies on the other hand…. I have been fortunate that Kiyan hasn’t been to picky but lately he has had an aversion to green veg, so I usually cook up carrots, beets, cauliflower and since cucumber is his favourite I will throw in Zucchini and tell him its cooked cucumbers shhhhh.. don’t tell him!
This recipe is so easy and takes only a few minutes to throw together:
200 grams Wild Sockeye Salmon
1 cup Quinoa
2 cups of your favourite veggies
Parsley & Oregano
Salt & Pepper
Start the veggies first, mix your favourite veg with olive oil, salt, pepper and your favourite herbs, I like to use parsley and oregano with a bit of balsamic vinegar. This will cook in the oven for about 30 – 40 mins at 400C For the Quinoa throw it in a pot and cover with chicken stock, bring to a boil and cover to simmer until light and fluffy. I eyeball the amount of liquid and adjust during cooking, adding more if necessary.
Now for the salmon! I rub each side with garlic, add salt and pepper and finish with squeeze of lemon juice. Add to a non stick pan with a little olive oil and start cooking! Be sure not to overcook your salmon otherwise it ends up very dry.