Today I’m going to talk about a recipe I found in this book called Een Belgisch kookboek written by Peter Goossens and Geert Van Hecke!
Of course we are rebellious and try to give recipes our own touch. Today we prepared salmon with a sauce on the base of herbs and vegetables. This sauce contains no fat or any other thick substance. It’s really healty.
In this book they prepared the salmon with a crunchy topping on it, but we replaced this with bacon. After a lot of cooking experiences we know that if you place some slices of bacon on top of it, it doesn’t get dry that fast. PLUS it gives more flavor to your dish.
200 g spinach
150 g water cress
250 ml water
A big amount of parsley
Broth in which vegetables have been simmered, or just a bouillon cube
Cut your salmon into little pieces and place some bacon on top of it. This needs to be prepared in the oven, for which the salmon will need proximatly 20 minutes at a 160 degrees, depending on your oven.
Don’t forget to fill your plate with some olive oil, so the salmon won’t burn. Of course don’t forget some pepper!
Actually the quantity of the vegetables or herbs doesn’t matter because the more vegetables: the more sauce, the more taste. Above all: SUPER HEALTHY!
First put your water into a pot together with the bouillon cube. Make sure the bouillon cube disappears and is absorbed well by the water. If your water boils, then add all spinach, watercress and parsley.
It’s important that your pot is high enough so you can stir and crush all well. Like that the vegetables and herbs will absorb the flavor of your bouillon. After that you’ll see the quantity will be less. After stiring the amount of green healtyness, you just need to mix everything, so it becomes a sauce. You can add pepper if you think this is necessary. Don’t forget: your bouillon is already a source of salt!
Making this sauce isn’t that difficult and is prepared very fast. You only need some minutes.
You can serve your salmon with some mashed potatoes. Vegetables are not needed, because your sauce already is your vegetable. If you still prefer some vegetables with it: you can serve spinach with it or just some chicory.
Note: I love it when chicory is already mixed in my mashed potatoes.