Each year I attempt a health kick. This year I am starting late and in February its never to late to get your health back into order. I started training in November and have now started going twice a week. Don’t judge me on that, we do resistance training for an hour and a half. Using your body to train the body. My mind is empowered and eating better is on the agenda for the rest of 2013. I love eating meat and three veg and fish is one of the best proteins I could have. In saying this my recipes may become a bit old-fashioned with a theme of meat and veg over the next few months. Well that depends on if I stick to eating healthy all the time. Which I very much doubt since we all need to have indulgences and these are something we should never live with out. Unfortunately for me I love food, so it is time to make it healthy and nourishing from now on. Mind you as I sit here I am baking a cake, Ginger and Mango.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 salmon steaks, skin on
- Handful of beans, blanched
- 20gm anchovy fillets, drained
- 70ml olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, peeled
- Spring of thyme, leaves removed
- Small handful of parsley
- ½ tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- Salt and pepper
- Heat a heavy based frying pan with olive oil to medium high heat. Sprinkle a small amount of salt on to the skin and then place the skin side down into the pan. Turn the heat down to medium. Allow the salmon to cook for four minutes, without moving it. Sprinkle a small amount of salt on the side facing up and turn the salmon pieces over and cook for a further three minutes.
- In the meantime while the salmon is cooking make the dressing. In a large tumbler place the anchovy fillets, olive oil, garlic, thyme, parsley, Dijon mustard and cider vinegar. Use a stick blender to wizz the ingredients to combine, taste the dressing and season with pepper.
- Plate up your beans and drizzle a little dressing over and then place the salmon on top to serve. Enjoy a healthy start to 2013.
After eating rich foods over the holidays it is time to nurture your stomach. Salmon is a rich source of protein, omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D which will get your metabolism back into shape. When cooking salmon I like to leave it a little pink in the middle just like a steak. Serve with your favourite greens and a herbed anchovy dressing.
Are you getting healthy this year?