This dish is something I cook quite often because it is easy and so healthy! The harmony between the fresh taste of salmon with lemon on top of spicy bulgur is nothing short of a perfect food pitch! YUM!
Like any good symphony, here is the interlude.
For two hungry people you need:
*240 g of Salmon fillet
*A medium sized coffee cup of bulgur. I am not good at measuring,sorry. (don’t know what bulgur is? GOOGLE IT!)
*1 Medium size onion
*240 g of vegetable mix (I used broccoli, cauliflower and carrots)
*Salt & Pepper
*Cajun pepper mix (Use any fun pepper mix you can find,but don’t make so spicy that it overpowers all the flavours!)
*2 Table spoons of olive oil (Extra virgin because we make good food!)
Preparing the Salmon:
Preheat the oven to 150 C
Squeeze the juice of the whole lemon on to the salmon. Cover Mr.Salmon with salt, pepper and cajun mix. Rub the seasoning into the salmon and leave to marinate until the oven is heated. Cook the fish for 20-30 minutes.
Preparing the Bulgur:
Pour a cup (size of the one pictured below) of bulgur into a little bowl and rinse it with water a few times.
Pour the olive oil into a pot,put the heat on medium. Chop the onions finely and fry them in the hot oil. Smell the loveliness? Good. Pour in the vegetables with a big blob of tomato puree. Turn up the heat, and let us get this symphony on the road! It has to look something like this:
YUM! Add salt and pepper. You decide the amount because it would be stupid of me to tell you how flavourful your food should be. I like personally my food spicy!Put in a little seasoning at a time and taste your way to the perfect balance of spicy and salty.
Add water till the mixture is covered with it. Let it boil,then quickly turn down the heat and let the pot simmer. Cover for a while,check on the pot every now and then and stir it around with a wooden spoon. When all the liquid is soaked up, turn the heat off and let the steam do its work. (If you have an electric stove, turn the heat down to 1). Leave for about 10 minutes before pouring into a plate.
Check on your fish. The lemon liquid should be simmering. After about 25 minutes Monsieur Salmon should be ready to go.
Enjoy a very healthy and easy meal.
Love and Good Fooding
P.S The fish was so tender and yummy that I over ate! It is a hard life!