Sesame soy salmon and vegetables with coconut rice

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This is a lovely, filling dish with a wonderful Asian fusion vibe. It’s guaranteed to be a dinner-party favourite, too

Sesame soy salmon and vegetables with coconut rice

SERVES

2

PEOPLE

PREP TIME

5

MINUTES

COOKING TIME

25

MINUTES

CUISINE

COURSE

Main

Method

  1. Mix together 1 tablespoon soy sauce with the sesame oil and honey, and stir well to create a marinade. Pour over the salmon and leave to marinate for at least an hour, or overnight.

  2. Put the rice in a saucepan and cover with salted boiling water. Simmer over a medium heat until half cooked, about 10 minutes (check the instructions on the packet). Add the coconut milk and continue to simmer until soft and tender. You may need to add a little extra water.

  3. Add the desiccated coconut and stir well. Transfer to a warmed dish and set aside.

  4. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, add the salmon and its marinade and cook for 6–8 minutes, turning regularly.

  5. Meanwhile, heat a little olive oil in a large pan or wok and add the garlic, onion, carrot and courgette. Stir-fry for 2–3 minutes, until soft.

  6. Add the spinach and remaining soy sauce, and cook for 1 minute. Once the salmon and vegetables are cooked, serve immediately with the coconut rice.

    The Medicinal Chef by Dale Pinnock (Quadrille, €20) Photography ©Martin Poole

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp low-salt soy sauce

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 2 large salmon fillets

  • 150g brown rice

  • 1 400ml tin coconut milk

  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut

  • olive oil, for cooking

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

  • 1 large red onion, finely sliced

  • 1 small carrot, cut into thin strips

  • ½ courgette, cut into thin strips

  • handful baby spinach

  • sea salt

Method

  1. Mix together 1 tablespoon soy sauce with the sesame oil and honey, and stir well to create a marinade. Pour over the salmon and leave to marinate for at least an hour, or overnight.

  2. Put the rice in a saucepan and cover with salted boiling water. Simmer over a medium heat until half cooked, about 10 minutes (check the instructions on the packet). Add the coconut milk and continue to simmer until soft and tender. You may need to add a little extra water.

  3. Add the desiccated coconut and stir well. Transfer to a warmed dish and set aside.

  4. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, add the salmon and its marinade and cook for 6–8 minutes, turning regularly.

  5. Meanwhile, heat a little olive oil in a large pan or wok and add the garlic, onion, carrot and courgette. Stir-fry for 2–3 minutes, until soft.

  6. Add the spinach and remaining soy sauce, and cook for 1 minute. Once the salmon and vegetables are cooked, serve immediately with the coconut rice.

    The Medicinal Chef by Dale Pinnock (Quadrille, €20) Photography ©Martin Poole