A quick, delicious and healthy dinner idea from our very own Dietitian, Erin.  Why not try it out tonight!

Ginger and Soy Salmon with Coconut Rice

Makes 6 Serves
15 Min prep time
10-15 Min cook time

Ingredients –

For the Salmon:
6 salmon fillets
90mL Tamari (or soy sauce)
1.5 Tbs sesame oil
1 Tbs ginger, grated
½ tsp ground black pepper
3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
1.5 Tbs coconut sugar
1.5 Tbs sesame seeds
2.5 Tbs chives, chopped

For the rice:
1.5 cup Jasmine or Basmati rice
1 cup (250mL) can light coconut milk
1.5 Tbs coconut sugar
Pinch of salt
1¼ cup water

Method –

For the salmon:
In a small bowl, combine the Tamari, sesame oil, ginger, pepper, and garlic; and pour over the salmon. If time allows, leave the salmon to marinade for at least 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Place the salmon fillets, skin side down, on a baking dish. Sprinkle it with sugar and sesame seeds.
Bake the salmon in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Garnish with chives and serve with coconut rice.

For the rice:
Rinse the rice a few times, until the water runs clear.
Place the rice into a medium saucepan along with the coconut milk, water, sugar and salt and place over a medium-high heat. When the rice comes up to the boil, stir well, then cover the pan and reduce the heat to low.
Simmer gently for 15 minutes, then turn off the heat and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
To serve, mix the rice with a fork and season with more salt if necessary.