Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.
Bengali Salmon One Tray
In just 30 minutes you can knock up this family friendly Bengali Salmon One Pot. There’s no curry powder or chilli and no Garam Masala in this dish – just paprika, cumin and turmeric combined with fresh ginger, garlic and lemon juice which make a really fresh and mild paste. You could coat the fish in the paste and steam in a foil or paper parcel – that’s the Bengali method of cooking oily fish. Instead I’ve roasted salmon on top of part cooked potatoes having coated both with the simple paste. To up the nutrients I then added spinach and tomatoes. Not totally authentic I know but it was delicious, healthy, mild enough for kids and very simple. And of course to minimise the washing up it is all cooked in one pot or tray.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
4 skinless salmon fillets approx 150g each
500g new potatoes halved
150g fresh spinach
150g fresh cherry tomatoes
For the Paste
3 garlic cloves crushed
5cm ginger, peeled and finely chopped or grated
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp paprika
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
Mix together the paste ingredients.
Roast the potatoes in a tray or casserole with a little olive oil and salt and pepper for 20 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and sit the salmon fillets on top.
Spoon the paste over the salmon, potatoes and tomatoes. Cook for a further 8 minutes.
Stir in the spinach and allow to wilt in the juices or return to the oven for 2 more minutes.