DINNER
TEA POACHED SALMON WITH FRUIT SALSA

Poaching salmon in tea is a great way to boost flavour and appeal without adding any unnecessary fat and salt.

TEA POACHED SALMON WITH FRUIT SALSA

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

Salsa:

  • 1/3 cup Pineapple, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup Orange, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup Red plum, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup Red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh ginger, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • Pinch of chili flakes (or to taste)
  • Pepper to taste

4 portions of fresh salmon (6 oz)
4 tea bags of herbal citrus tea (such as Rooibos citrus blend or lemon ginger)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a small bowl mix together all ingredients for the salsa. This can be made 1 day ahead and kept in the fridge.
  2. In a deep fry pan or pot add enough water to measure 1 inch in depth. Simmer the 4 tea bags until a very strong tea has brewed. About 5-10 minutes. Remove the tea bags.
  3. Place salmon, skin side up, in the pan. Simmer for 15 minutes on medium heat. Turn the fish over and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Place fish on a plate and top with fruit salsa.

PER SERVING:

1 portion of salmon with 1/4 cup (50 mL) salsa
Protein: 31 grams
Fat: 17 grams
Saturated fat: 3 g
Dietary cholesterol: 87 mg
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
Dietary fibre: 1 g
Sodium: 85 mg
Potassium: 620 mg
Calories: 311