Lemon-Steamed Salmon With Grilled Cos Salad

They say summer bodies are made in winter and that ninety per cent of staying fit and healthy involves watching what you eat, with the other ten per cent coming down to exercising.

Staying healthy will seem so much easier with this lean yet flavoursome steamed salmon recipe.

Serves 4
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 20 minutes

Ingredients

500g small Sebago potatoes
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons sweet paprika
1 garlic clove, crushed
4 x 200g boneless salmon fillets (skin on)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
4 baby cos lettuce hearts, halved lengthways
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed, halved lengthways
1 avocado, sliced
1 Lebanese cucumber, halved, sliced diagonally
Lemon wedges, to serve

Yoghurt Herb Dressing
200g plain Greek-style yoghurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon drained capers, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, plus extra to serve
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, plus extra to serve

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Recipe was supplied.
Photography by Chris Wall

Method

1 Place potatoes in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Boil for 15 minutes or until just tender. Drain well. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool. Quarter potatoes.

2 Meanwhile, make Yoghurt Herb Dressing: Combine all ingredients in a jug. Season with salt and pepper. Cover. Refrigerate until required.

3 Combine lemon juice, paprika and garlic in a small bowl. Rub all over salmon. Season with salt and pepper.

4 Cook salmon on greased steamer tray, following manufacturers instructions, for about 9 to 12 minutes or until salmon is just cooked through.

5 Meanwhile, heat a barbecue grill or chargrill pan on medium-high heat. Drizzle potato and lettuce with oil. Cook, turning, for 4 to 5 minutes or until charred. Transfer to a serving plate. Cook asparagus, turning, for 1 to 2 minutes or until charred. Transfer to plate.

6 Remove and discard skin from salmon. Flake flesh. Add to serving platter with avocado and cucumber. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with extra dill and parsley. Serve with lemon wedges.

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