In the lead up to Christmas, many of us find ourselves looking to low calorie recipes or fad diets to prepare ourselves for the indulgent season to come. We at The Stone Grill are no different. We try to eat healthily all year round but we can’t help but look to December and gird ourselves for all those mince pies and roast dinners in our future.
While fish on a stone is a very good way to eat an inherently healthy food, it isn’t something everyone can do at home. That’s why we have put together these two healthy fish recipes. For those times when you feel like something rich and tasty but don’t want to pile on the pounds. Enjoy!
Baked Dijon salmon
This baked Dijon salmon recipe is simple but effective. It takes a fresh salmon fillet and gives it a real zing, plus it is baked which is a healthy way to cook.
50g butter, melted
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tablespoon honey
4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
4 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
4 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
4 salmon fillets
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lemon, for garnish
Preheat your oven to 200C or gas mark 6. Stir the butter, mustard and honey in a bowl until combined then set aside. Add the breadcrumbs, pecans and parsley into another, combine and set aside.
Brush each salmon fillet with the butter mix until fully coated and the either dip into the breadcrumb mix or sprinkle gently over the fish. Then bake the salmon for 10 – 15 minutes until it flakes easily. Season with the salt and pepper, squeeze the lemon over and serve.
Poached salmon with yoghurt and dill sauce
Poaching is another healthy cooking method and one that imparts a lot of flavour. This recipe works well with salmon but you could substitute another delicate fish if you like.
100g low fat natural yoghurt
4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Handful chopped fresh dill
225ml white wine
2 chopped shallots
Mix the yoghurt, mustard, honey, lemon juice and dill and set aside in the refrigerator. Cook the salmon in a pan with the white wine and water. Use enough water so it just covers the fish. Add the shallots, cover and cook until the salmon is flaky.
Drain the salmon, dry it off and serve with the yoghurt sauce.
If you’re not in a position to enjoy one of our fantastic fish on a stone at The Stone Grill, you can try one of these quick, easy and best of all, tasty fish recipes. We think you’ll love them!