Salmon in seafood sauce
AS WE come to the close of the samphire growing period I thought I would share this nutrient-rich recipe.
Salmon is one of our healthy super foods, seafood is abundant in zinc, plus samphire and tomatoes are packed with essential vitamins and minerals.
Ingredients: 4 salmon fillets Olive oil 1 garlic clove, chopped or crushed
2 handfuls of samphire – sodium rich, so salt not necessary for this recipe 125ml white wine 1 fish stock capsule/cube 200g cherry tomatoes, halved
150g langoustines or king prawns shelled and de-veined
100g calamari (squid tubes) sliced into rings
200g fresh clams (order day before from local fishmonger) 200g mussels in their shell 300ml crème fraiche 1 lemon, cut into small wedges
Method: Scrub and de-beard the mussels and rinse the clams, steam both in a covered pan with the white wine and garlic.
When the shells open, remove from the pan with a slotted spoon. Add the fish stock cube/capsule to the hot liquor and set aside.
In the same pan sauté the calamari in a tablespoon of olive oil for three minutes.
Add the salmon and fish liquor from the shellfish and simmer for a further 5 minutes turning continuously.
Finally, add the cherry tomatoes, prawns, shellfish, spinach and crème fraiche.
Simmer gently for five minutes and serve immediately with the lemon wedges.
● Lesley is studying nutrition & health at Edge Hill University and with husband Roberto owns Roberto’s Italian on Southport’s Ocean Plaza.
For more of her recipes go to: Facebook.com/robertossouthport or www.robertositalian.co.uk
Salmon, samphire and tomatoes are anti-inflammatory and loaded with nutrients and antioxidants.
Salmon is also rich in essential omega 3 fatty acids and high in protein, and an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals, in particular; B vitamins, potassium, selenium.
Although relatively high in salt, samphire is also rich in fibre, vitamins A, B and C, calcium, magnesium, potassium.
Tomatoes are a major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene and contain several vitamins and minerals.