Recipe of the Week Number I

Now you may think the fact you have a blog means you do not have to think about optimum nutrition. After all you’re thinking to yourself, “Well I’m doing the world a favour by offering a thoughtful critique of alternative medicine etc. I’ll just pop a lasagne in the microwave and munch through that later.

That’s NOT good enough. If you eat too much processed food you will get fat and, at some point in the future, you will die. Supporters of alternative medicine will see how fat you are and think that is where is a scientific world view leads you.

Don’t worry help is at hand with my nutritious recipes of the week!

For our first recipe you will need some broccoli, wholegrain rice and salmon fillets. (The broccoli and salmon are both available in the Sainsbury’s Basics range.) If you are in a hurry risotto or white rice will do though bear in mind the British Dietetic Association’s advice on wholegrains.

Firstly bring a pan of water to the boiling point. Then addd 75g of rice. Bring to boil again and simmer. Meanwhile turn on the grill. After 20 minutes place the salmon fillet under the grill. Grill for five minutes on the “skin” side before turning over and doing ten minutes on the other side. About five minutes before the salmon is finished put four broccoli florets in with the rice.

Empty the rice/broccoli mixture on to a plate. Put the salmon fillet on top. Finally drizzle with extra virgin Palestinian olive oil. (More about the olive oil next month.)

There you go! Idiot proof and much tastier than one of Gillian McKeith’s detox diets.


2 Responses to “Recipe of the Week Number I”

  1. dvnutrix Says:

    Yum – and I’m going to throw in links to these recipes as a delightful way of cooking salmon (always useful) and a (formerly) secret addiction in the making – freezer pickles.

    Leftovers of either of these, tossed in with leftover rice makes a faux kedgeree lunch dish or snack.

    I haven’t had Palestinian olive oil – is it worth looking out for a tasting session? (I like the testing opportunities if I’m ever in London and near Borough Market.)

  2. leet01 Says:

    Thank you for the links which I shall look at with interest.

    You can find your nearest stockist of Palestinian olive oil by clicking here: The price compares very well with the high quality brands on sale in Waitrose and specialist delicatessens. The 500ml bottles generally go for £5 to £6 a bottle which should last you four to six months. At some point I’ll do a post about the oil and my involvement with it.

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