When it comes to reducing cholesterol; improving skin, hair and nail condition; and maintaining a healthy heart, oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, fresh tuna and sardines really are are a must-have ingredient to include in your diet. They're rich in heart healthy omega-3 which is really important for heart health.
One of my favourites is salmon so, as the last article I wrote focused on reducing cholesterol, I wanted to make things a little easier (and tastier!) for you with one of my favourite recipes: Thai Style Salmon Noodles. It's quick, easy, tastes delicious and brilliant for your health.
Thai Style Salmon Noodles (Serves 2)
2 x 140g salmon fillets
2tsp olive oil
4 spring onions, chopped
80g mange tout, chopped in half
60g baby sweetcorn, chopped
200g rice noodles
Soy sauce to taste
Juice of a lime
1) Soak the noodles in hot water for 10 minutes.
2) Coat with salmon with some of the oil and heat the rest in a griddle pan.
3) Add the salmon, skin side down and cook for four minutes.
4) Turn, add soya sauce to the pan and cook for another three minutes or until done. Be careful as it will sizzle everywhere.
5) Remove the fish and cover with foil.
6) Add the sweetcorn and cook for a few minutes.
7) Next add the mange tout and spring onions.
8) Once cooked, add the noodles and mix together.
9) Add pepper, soya sauce and juice of lime to taste.
10) Serve and top with grilled salmon.
(Note: As dieticians, we recommend eating 2 portions of fish weekly, one of which should be oily.)
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