Salmon & veggies in paper


I’ve been reading a lot about health & nutrition these past couple of years, and I don’t mind saying that at the end of the day, it can get pretty confusing! So much “contradictory” advice out there about what’s good and what’s not, and each argument pretty convincing in its own way, and backed up by its own research. Which to follow? I believe my own body is quite capable of telling me what suits it and what doesn’t!

In summary, the big culprits out there are: sugar, flour, and processed & refined products of any kind. Fine. I got it. Most of us got it I think. Not to forget the big back-and-forth about fat! Keto vs. plant-based diets? Butter vs. olive oil? Or no fat at all? What about the no dairy of any kind? Frankly it can be quite exhausting, and I do hate “extremes” of any kind.

Having said all that, I do try to cook healthy for the most part. And for me – “most part”- is plenty good enough….

Here is a super healthy dish, with no added fat of any kind, except for the salmon itself ofcourse. No measurements mentioned, nor quantities, just use your imagination.


2 portions salmon filets

broccoli (cut into fairly uniform flowerets)

carrots (peeled & cut diagonally)

a piece of ginger (sliced thin)

parchment paper


Mix all the veggies together, add a bit of apple cider vinegar, some sea salt, a smidgen of olive oil (maybe a teaspoon at most), mix well with your hands and place on the paper (you could also add some soya sauce if you wish)

place the salmon filets on top of the veggies

sprinkle with sea salt and coarse ground pepper

close the paper well, tucking the edges in on both sides

Bake in pre-heated 200C oven for 30-40mns? it depends on the thickness of your filets. I open and peak in after 20mns to ensure I don’t overcook.


You can serve with some brown rice on the side.




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