Lunch Box Recipe: Salmon with Zhoug served with Quinoa & Tender stem Broccoli

Zhoug is an authentic Middle Eastern green chilli sauce. However, if like me, all the green chillies jumped off the shelves it works just as well with red chilli. It almost makes it a bit of a hybrid between chimichurri & Zhoug, but the addition of cumin, cardamom and lemon give it a wonderful herbal flavour and make it a perfect pairing for salmon. It’s super versatile though and can be used in loads of dishes such as roasted veg, dips (drizzled on top of hummus - yum!) and used as a marinade for meat or halloumi. So you won’t be disappointed if you make a big ol batch of it - just double or triple this recipe! 

Salmon with Zhoug served with Quinoa & Tender stem Broccoli 

(Serves 2-3)


🌶 2 salmon fillets

🌶 50g quinoa per person

🌶 25g coriander

🌶 1 handful parsley

🌶 1/2 chilli (green is best)

🌶 1/2 large garlic clove or 1 small one

🌶 1/2 tsp ground cumin

🌶 seeds from 1 or 2 cardamom pods

🌶 juice of 1/2 lemon

🌶 2 tbsp olive oil 

🌶 handful of spinach each 

🌶 couple of baby plum tomato, sliced

🌶 pumpkin seeds, to serve 


1️ Wrap the salmon fillets in a tinfoil parcel and roast in the oven for approx 20mins on 200degrees

2️ Cook the quinoa according to the packet then drain

3️ Blitz the coriander, parsley, chilli, garlic, cumin, cardamom and lemon together in a food processor until everything is finely chopped. Then, whilst the food processor is running, add the olive oil and keep pulsing until you get a fine paste

4️ Boil the tender stem broccoli for a few mins until cooked but al dente

5️ Flake the salmon 

6️⃣ Build your lunchbox! Add a handful of spinach, a couple of sliced tomatoes, then the quinoa. Top with the salmon. Drizzle with the zhoug paste. Scatter with pumpkin seeds if using. 

 

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