Monday, March 26, 2012

Basil, Chilli, Garlic & Lemon Salmon with Wholemeal Pasta

Super nom nom nom... lol

Tasty, healthy, and quick to make... although it took me a bit longer than expected, but whatevahhhs :)
I got inspiration from watching Ready, Steady Cook (the most boring cooking show ever made) watching a chef make chilli basil pasta without anything else in it. Being slightly athletic, I needed something with protein, so in went in the salmon.

  • 400grams of de-boned salmon fillets
  • 5x chillis
  • 1x teaspoon of chilli flakes
  • 4x cloves of garlic (less if you wish)
  • 1x lemon (rind & juice)
  • 1x bunch of fresh basil
  • 1x bunch of bok choy
  • 2x stalks of shallots (scallions for those yankies)
  • 1x cup of chicken stock
  • Wholemeal pasta
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Olive Oil or other is fine

Chop, cube the ingredients, grate rind, and juice the lemon, marinate the fish with salt, pepper and chilli flakes. Heat up a hot pan, drizzle some oil on and add in some garlic, salt and the bok choy. Cook until leaves wilt, place on one side. (Begin to cook pasta, as wholemeal takes longer) Add in chilli, garlic, pinch of salt, fish and fry up, try not to break the fish so flick the pan rather than toss and turn the fish. Add in lemon rind, lemon juice, shredded basil, stock and salt & pepper to taste. Simmer till minimal liquid, turn off heat and throw in chopped shallots. To serve, add in wholemeal pasta to base, bring heat to maximum and toss.