Summer dining conjures up visions of colourful crisp salads, succulent fruits and delicious grilled meat and fish. And a Mediterranean diet provides a feel-good factor like no other, this sublime salmon, rice and blood orange medley is a perfect example, particularly if eaten al-fresco in the warm summer sun – with friends and family.
A diet including fresh fruit and vegetables has numerous health benefits, with produce providing a rich source of vitamins, minerals, fibre, and antioxidants. Choosing seasonal fruit and vegetables from Italy and other EU countries, means choosing the very highest European standards of freshness, food safety, quality, and respect for the environment.
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 4 salmon fillets (500g)
- 250g asparagus, trimmed and cut into 4 cm pieces
- 4 blood oranges
- 2 x 250g pouches wholegrain basmati & wild rice
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
Heat the sesame oil in a large frying pan and fry the salmon, flesh side down for 5 minutes, turn over and add the asparagus to the pan and fry for a further 5 minutes until the salmon is just cooked through.
Meanwhile, cut off the skin and pith from the oranges and remove the segments over a bowl to catch any juices. Remove the salmon from the pan and then add the rice to the pan with the orange segments and juice with the oil, heat for 1-2 minutes.
Break the fish into chunks and add to rice with the parsley. Season to taste then serve.
Out of season, replace the asparagus with broccoli.
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Thanks to I Love Fruit and Veg From Europe for this recipe.Last modified: August 8, 2022