Monday, 6 June 2011

20 minute meal: Miso salmon noodle soup

Things are insanely busy for me at the moment, which means I have less time to spend on cooking. I refuse to let my health suffer due to lack of time, so I have been concentrating on creating meals that take less than 20 minutes to prepare and cook.

I hear so many people use the excuse of "I don't have enough time to cook healthy meals, that is why I am overweight" and I have to say, it is a poor excuse. You can make a healthy meal in the same amount of time it takes for something to cook in the oven. Yes, you will have to look over it and stir a little more, but your health is worth it, and it is ONLY 20 minutes.

This miso salmon noodle soup is well balanced and full of flavour. You can make it as spicy or unspicy as you like. You could even use chicken breast instead of salmon if you want, although the chicken would take about 5 minutes longer in the oven.

- Salmon fillet
- Single pack of udon noodle
- 1 bunch of pak choi
- Half a lime
- Coriander
- Half an onion, chopped
- Half a courgette, chopped
- Half a pepper, sliced
- A thumb sized piece of root ginger, finely chopped
- Teaspoon of chopped chili
- 400ml water
- Sachet of miso soup

1) Cover the salmon fillet with half the chili and ginger, the juice from the lime and some coriander and wrap in foil. Put in the oven for 20 minutes.

2) Add the chopped onion, pepper, courgette and rest of ginger to a pan with a couple of sprays of fry-lite and cook until softened

3) Add the water

4) Add the noodles and the miso sachet. The miso comes in a box like that and can be found in oriental supermarkets and even Asda.

5) Add the pak choi, rest of chili and some more chopped coriander and cook for 3-4 minutes

6) Serve into a bowl and top with the salmon fillet


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