Sweet chilli salmon with buttered spinach
Was that butter? Really? In small amounts, even foods like butter are acceptable as part of a healthy varied diet. If a knob of butter makes you enjoy folic-acid-rich spinach, then it is facilitating your five a day, so on occasions, that's fine. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, known for their effect on lowering a fat in your blood called triglycerides. Omega-3s also help to reduce blood clotting, so oily fish is thought to be a good food for protection against heart disease.
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 4 salmon fillets
- 500g baby leaf spinach
- 10g butter
Mix together the marinade ingredients and coat the salmon with this dressing. Set aside for around 45 minutes.
Preheat the grill and line a grill pan with foil. Lay the salmon fillets on the foil, skin side up, with the marinade juices, and grill over a medium heat on both sides until cooked (about 5-7 minutes each side).
Cook the spinach in just a few millilitres of lightly salted boiling water for about 2-3 minutes until wilted. Add the butter and season to taste.
Serve the lightly cooked salmon on a bed of buttered spinach with lime wedges, and garnish with sprigs of fresh dill.