Oriental foods are a go-to choice when it comes to wanting something fast and tasty to eat, but much of the food ordered from takeaways are full of fat and generally not very healthy, so why not make your own? This may look like it has loads of ingredients, but keep the herbs and spices in your cupboard and then you’ll always have the basics of delicious teriyaki.

This dish is all about the preparation. It literally takes less than 5 minutes to cook, so when you’re hungry forget about reaching for the takeaway menu, give this a try instead. 

Smoked salmon teriyaki

Serves:
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 200g smoked salmon fillets
  • 150g rice noodles
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • ½ tsp shrimp paste
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 200g beansprouts
  • 2 spring onions
  • 10cm chunk of cucumber
  • ½ red chilli
  • 50g teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • A handful of fresh coriander
  • Black Pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Cook the rice noodles according to packet instructions.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, take the peppers, carrot, cucumber, spring onion and cut into matchstick-size slices. Put to one side.
  3. In a small bowl combine the shrimp paste, ginger paste, garlic, curry powder, chilli powder and turmeric and put to one side.
  4. Finely slice the red chilli, chop the coriander and put to one side.
  5. Reheat the salmon in the microwave for 1 minute.
  6. Now let’s get cooking! Heat the sesame oil in a wok on a medium to high heat, add the garlic, ginger, and spice mix and stir through to release the aromas within the spices but be careful not to burn them as they’ll leave a bitter taste if burnt. If your pan is too hot, add a little water to take the heat out of it. 
  7. Next add the soy sauce and immediately add the noodles and all the vegetables except the chopped chilli and coriander. You are not cooking the noodles or veg just reheating them, the vegetables should still be crunchy. Toss it all together until everything is well combined, throw in the coriander and chilli and serve onto a plate, season with black pepper, place the salmon on top of the noodles and drizzle the teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds on top. The only thing left now is to grab some chopsticks and get stuck in!

Per serving: 539 calories | 17g fat | 65g carbs | 30g protein

It’s common knowledge that eating at least 2 portions of fish every week will give you a good boost of omega 3. Did you know that fuelling your body with omega 3 will not only improve your brain function but also help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease? So not only is this delicious and a money and calorie saving alternative to a takeaway, but it’ll also give you a health boost too.

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