Salmon, Peas & Bacon

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

This is a great, simple recipe which results in something far tastier than you’d expect from its mere 20 minutes cooking time. It’s free on Slimming World, provided you remove all the fat from the bacon and omit the butter.

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • Spray oil
  • New potatoes cut into bite size pieces
  • 4 Rashers of smoked back bacon (fat removed)
  • 150g Frozen peas
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh mint (or to taste) chopped
  • 2 small or 1 large little gem lettuce
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 2 Salmon fillets
  • Knob of butter (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°. Put a non-stick frying pan on the heat and spray with oil. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and cook the potatoes for 12 minutes.
  2. With scissors, chop the bacon into small pieces and fry until well browned.
  3. Shred the lettuce and add to the bacon along with the peas and half the mint. Pour in the stock and deglaze all the bacony goodness from the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, then remove from the heat.
  4. Heat a small frying pan on a medium/high heat, and spray with oil, or melt your butter if using. Add the salmon fillets, skin side down and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Place the fillets in a small roasting tray, skin side up, and pour the pea and lettuce mixture all around them. Put them in the oven and cook for 7-8 minutes.
  6. Serve in a shallow bowl with the potatoes on the side. Sprinkle the remaining mint over everything.