Guest feature by: Brooke Hutchinson!
SIMPLE SKIN BOOSTING SALMON RECIPE
This totally scrumptious recipe is chock-a-block loaded with the yummiest skin-rejuvenating nutrients that will leave you with a glow you wanna show!
Lets explain why these foods are supreme skin saviours!
Salmon= protein, omega-3 fatty acids, & vitamin D assist your skin develop melanin, keratin & collagen.. Sounds like gibberish? They reduce fine lines and wrinkles. ‘Nough said!
Olive oil= loaded with vitamin D, vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin E (a.k.a. A skin-rejuvenating super ingredient!)
Miso= The stuff you put into your tummy has a massive impact on your skin. Full of enzymes, probiotic strains and fiber, miso promotes your skins health from within.
Lemon= containing an ABUNDANCE of vitamin C & antioxidants, lemon lightens & brightens your skin. A bit of zest will have you looking your best!
Quinoa= defying the signs of aging one quinoa salad at a time! With vitamin A & vitamin B2, quinoa will not only fill in those fine line but also fill.you.UP from its high-fibre content!
Talk about a list of ingredients that really pack a skin-helping punch! And incredibly… we’ve squeezed all this goodness into one neat recipe! Now all you’ve got to do? Start cooking babe!
Mi-So Hungry for Skin Saving Salmon
With Zesty Quinoa & Lush Greens
2-3 x salmon fillets (get the pin-boned variety… you ain't got time for deboning!)
1 1/2 tbsp white miso paste
1 tsp honey (who doesn’t love a sticky glaze after all?!)
1 1/2 tbsp HOT water (from the kettle will do!)
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar (plus a lil extra for the veggies)
1 ½ tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 cup quinoa (lightly rinsed)
2 cups of water
Drizzle of oil (we like olive oil; more skin-boosting goodness!!)
Salt & pepper
Zest of one lemon (Vitamin C is the key to make your skin happy!!)
1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Drizzle of olive oil (**for cooking)
200g whole sugar snap peas
1 clove of garlic, crushed
½ tsp ginger, grated
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
½ tbsp sesame seeds, lightly toasted (either add to the marinade OR sprinkle over your salmon to serve)
1 tsp sesame oil (just add a dash to the marinade…. Talk about de-LISH!)
Pickled ginger (store bought)
In a medium bowl, place the miso paste and honey into the bowl. Add the hot water and whisk until the mixture is loose. Put the rice wine and soy sauce in the bowl and keep whisking until fully combined.
Take the salmon fillets and ensue both pieces are totally coated in the marvellous marinade!! Set aside for as long as you can wait (but a girl can only be patient for so long!)-- at least 10 minutes so the salmon takes in all of the flavour.
Whilst the salmon is marinating, pop the quinoa on. Place the water in a small pot over medium-high heat. Add the quinoa & drizzle lightly with oil. With the lid off, wait about 5-10 minutes until it starts to boil. Reduce the heat, place the lid on and leave to cook for 20 minutes. You'll know once it’s ready; all of the water will have absorbed & the quinoa will be fluffy! Set the pot aside off the heat with the lid still on (coz like our skin, it’ll dry out if left out in the open for too long babe!)
Now to cook the salmon! Heat the oil at a medium-high heat. Place the salmon skin-side down (if you kept the skin of course!) and cook for 2mins. Then flip! Cook for another 1-2mins.
PLEASE NOTE: The cooking time will depend on how thick the piece of salmon is. The best test is that you can see the whole fillet change from a raw fleshy texture to a paler lighter pink. Take off the pan and set aside.
Time for the greens! On a medium-high heat, drizzle the pan or wok with oil. Once hot, chuck the peas into the pan & dd the garlic, ginger and rice wine vinegar. Stir for 1-2 minutes until the peas are just cooked through.
SERVE.IT.UP! Place the salmon onto the plate and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and a bit of pickled ginger!
Now stop reading this recipe and start eating babe!
Had the first mouthful? We know; MasterChef will be knocking on our door any day now!