By: Giordy Viviani
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Struggling to find inspiration for healthy, fresh dishes the whole family will enjoy? Our Teriyaki salmon and vegetables is a real crowd-pleaser, and it couldn’t be easier to make!¬†With around 15 minutes preparation time, and 15 minutes cooking time, this recipe makes for a perfect midweek meal.

Salmon is rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which helps contribute to healthy brain function, the heart, and joints. Meanwhile the broccoli is an excellent source of dietary fibre as well as Vitamins A and C. We recommend this delicious dinner to anyone looking for a quick yet healthy dish. Serve either with rice or fresh crusty bread. Enjoy everyone!

The Finished Teriyaki Salmon

Ingredients (Serves 4)

2 tbsp olive oil

4 x salmon fillets (1 per person)

125g broccoli

125g carrots

Salt and pepper (to season)

For the teriyaki sauce

50g brown sugar

2 tbsp soy sauce

100g honey

2 tbsp sesame seeds

Equipment

Baking tray

Chopping board

Sharp knife

Mixing bowl

Our Method

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6 (this will need to be slightly lower if you have a fan oven).

Step 2

Snap your broccoli into small florets and cut your carrots into circles. Place both on a baking tray and drizzle 2 tbsp of olive oil over the top. Sprinkle about a teaspoon of salt and pepper and mix through using your hands so that the oil coats the veg.

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Step 3

Lay the salmon fillets on top of the vegetables skin side down and pause to admire the effect of the healthy fish against the background of colourful vitamin-rich veg. Keep that picture in your head as you make the slightly less healthy (but not terrible) sauce…

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Step 4

In a mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, soy sauce and honey to make a light brown sticky sauce. Stir in the sesame seeds to complete your teriyaki sauce. The nice thing about this sauce is that it’s really easy to adjust the quantities to taste without ruining it, so reduce the sugar if you prefer a saltier taste, or reduce the soy to make it sweeter.

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Step 5

Drizzle the teriyaki sauce over each of the salmon fillets. Pop the entire tray in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes.

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Step 6

Serve the cooked salmon on to of a pile of the veg, adding rice if you fancy. You can either simply enjoy the flavours that have cooked into the fish, or you can drizzle over any sauce left on the tray (we think once you’ve tasted this delicious sauce you won’t want to waste a scrap of it!)

Step-6

This recipe produces vegetables that are still crunchy, which is the healthiest way to enjoy them, but if you prefer softer veg we recommend cooking the veg for 5-10 minutes first and then adding the salmon and sauce on top.

Have you tried making this recipe? Let us know in the comments below!