Want to include fish in your healthy pregnancy diet? This tasty salmon recipe is full of prenatal vitamins and nutrients including iron and Omega 3!
This is an easy dish to prepare and perfect for your healthy pregnancy diet! Salmon is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, and pine nuts are high in fibre and a good source of magnesium and iron which all provide important nutrition for pregnancy. Serves two
2 salmon fillets weighing around 130g each
Juice and grated rind of one lime
2 tbsp pine nuts
Finely chopped or ready-prepared lemongrass (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C, or gas mark 4. Lightly spray two pieces of foil with oil.
- Place one piece of salmon in the centre of one foil. Squeeze over half the lime juice, and sprinkle over some of the grated zest, and lemongrass if you’re using it. Sprinkle over the parsley and season with black pepper. Repeat the process with the other piece of salmon and scrunch up the top of the foil to make a parcel. Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and open the foil parcel. Sprinkle over the pine nuts and return to the oven to brown the pine nuts and finish cooking the fish, this should take about five more minutes.
- Serve with new potatoes and steamed broccoli or green beans, pouring over any cooking liquid from the parcel over the salmon
For a variation, add some grated ginger root to the salmon parcel and serve with basmati rice cooked in coconut milk.