Ali's 'tricked you' citrus salmon
Packed with flavour, this citrus salmon recipe is just as healthy as it is delicious. Ali and her daughter, from our story, love to cook it for her husband who doesn’t usually go for ‘healthy’ food, as the herby bulgur wheat tabbouleh and charred oranges mean this grilled salmon recipe is super filling and satisfying, too.
- In a medium pan, bring 500ml water to the boil. Under cold water, rinse the bulgur wheat in a sieve, then tip into the pan. Reduce the heat to a simmer then cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes, or until soft. Pour away any liquid and leave to cool to room temperature.
- Once cool, put the bulgur in a bowl and stir through the spring onions, cucumber, tomatoes, chopped parsley, oil and the lemon zest and juice. Season then set aside.
- Meanwhile, preheat the grill and arrange the salmon, skin-down, on a foil-lined baking tray. Season the salmon then top with the thyme, orange zest and a squeeze of juice from the orange pieces, then nestle these around the fish.
- Under the hot grill, cook for 10 minutes without turning, or until the fish is cooked through and the orange pieces are lightly charred. Discard the salmon skin, if you prefer, and serve the fish and orange pieces with the bulgur wheat and whole parsley leaves.
Wrap herbs in damp kitchen roll before refrigerating to make them last longer.
Roughly chop any remaining parsley and tomato then combine with grated cheese before popping into an omelette mixture.
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