Celery Baked Salmon with Green Vegetables
Salmon is one of the healthiest fish species you can possibly choose for a well-balanced meal. It's an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids – essential fatty acids your body needs in order to function properly. Furthermore, this extraordinary fish is loaded with proteins, B vitamins, potassium, selenium, antioxidants, and other different nutrients. As one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, salmon is proven to help reduce triglyceride levels, lower the risk of heart disease, and curb stiffness and joint pain. Besides, it's perfectly delicious and can easily be transformed into a fantastic lunch, dinner, or snack. Due to its tender and relatively neutral flavor, salmon will work perfectly with many different herbs and spices.
This particular recipe uses a wonderful combination of pure olive oil, lemon juice, onion powder, dried celery, and a small amount of oyster sauce for some extra flavor. The salmon fillet is brushed with this delicious mixture and then baked until crispy on the outside and beautifully tender on the inside. Combine with nutritionally-loaded vegetables and serve this fantastic meal immediately.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
400g salmon fillet
150g green beans, drained and chopped into bite-sized pieces
120g green peas, soaked overnight
100g broccoli, chopped into florets
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp oyster sauce
3 tsp dried celery
1 tsp onion powder
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C. Line a small baking pan with some parchment paper and set aside.
Rinse the fillet thoroughly under cold running water and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Place on a large cutting board and slice into approximately 1-inch strips. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, onion powder, celery, and oyster sauce. Generously brush the fillets with this mixture and place in the prepared baking pan.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, turning halfway through.
Meanwhile, rinse soaked green peas under running water and drain in a fine mesh sieve. Set aside.
Grease a large wok pan with some olive oil and heat up over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic. Sprinkle with some salt and cook for 1-2 minutes. Now, add soaked peas, beans, and chopped broccoli. Optionally, drizzle with some of the lemon juice mixture and cook until fork-tender.
Remove from the heat and serve with baked salmon.
Nutrition information per serving: Kcal: 503, Protein: 45.7g, Total Carb: 23.4g, Dietary Fiber: 8.2g, Sugars: 7.3g, Total Fat: 27.1g, Saturated Fat: 4.1g, Cholesterol: 88mg, Sodium: 219mg