Caramel Salmon and Steamed Greens

Well…it’s not actually ‘Caramel’ Salmon, but for some reason it smells a little like caramel when it’s cooking and I also found that in naming this dish that way, my boys ate it with no questions asked. Whatever works I say!

Now, I know we all have different budgets restrictions when it comes to our groceries, and fresh salmon fillets are not the cheapest option when it comes to seafood. Buying enough salmon for a family of 5 may cost you around $15 for one meal. But to put it in perspective, if you don’t plan any dinner and end up taking the family through McDonalds drive thru, you’ll probably spend more than $40.

It is by far one of the best foods you can eat and introduce to your kids. Full of ‘good fats’ like Omega 3, Vitamins A and D, minerals like calcium, iron and zinc and easily digestible proteins, eating salmon is great for your heart, brain, eyes and metabolism among many other things.

Serves 5


400-500gm fresh salmon fillets, (bones and skin removed is usually more child friendly)

1 tablespoon fresh ginger paste

1 tablespoon sweet chill sauce

3 tablespoons soy sauce

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

Juice of 1 lime (or lemon if you don’t have one)

Serve with steamed greens like Bok Choy, Snow Peas, Green Beans or Brocollini

Note – if you want to add a carbohydrate to this meal, Brown or Basmati rice works perfectly.


Cut the salmon fillets into small cubes and place into a bowl.

Combine the ginger, sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce, garlic and lime juice and pour over the salmon. Leave to marinate while you prepare your vegetables for steaming.

Cover the grill tray with a piece of foil and turn on grill to high.

Place salmon cubes under the grill and cook for 4 minutes, then turn each piece using tongs and cook for another 2 minutes or until cooked to your liking.

While the salmon is cooking, steam your vegetables.

Layer the salmon and vegetables in a bowl to serve.



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