Salmon with Red Quinoa and Chilli Pak Choi

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Every now and again I find a recipe which the whole family loves! As there are 5 of us with very different tastes this is no mean feat, but this recipe fits the bill. We all love salmon and although one child doesn’t “do” stir fries and another doesn’t like ginger, this is sufficiently different for them not to notice! I found this recipe in Grazia magazine, courtesy of Alex Hely-Hutchinson but have adapted it slightly!

Ingredients (serves 4)

100g red quinoa (or cheat with 2 packs of ready prepared quinoa)

1 tbsp sesame oil

2 tbsp tamari soy sauce

2 tbsp honey

1 tsp freshly grated ginger

juice of 1 lime

4 salmon fillets

For the Chilli Pak Choi

2 tbsp sesame oil

4 spring onions, sliced

1 garlic clove, thinly sliced

1 red chilli, seeds removed, thinly sliced (leave seeds in if you like really spicy food!)

1 tsp freshly grated ginger

400 g pak choi

1 tbsp tamari soy sauce

1 tbsp fish sauce

Method (Preheat the oven to 200c)

  1. Cook the quinoa according to the packet instructions or heat the ready made packets in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  2. Combine the sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, ginger and lime. Put the salmon fillets onto a baking tray lined with foil (skin down if you don’t want the skin, up if you do!). Brush half the marinade all over and let sit for 15 mins. Bake for 15 mins in the oven.
  3. Pour the remaining marinade over the quinoa and stir.
  4. Warm the sesame oil in a wok or large frying pan over a medium high heat. Add the spring onions, garlic, chilli and ginger and cook for 2 mins than add the pak choi. Add a splash of water and cover with a lid or foil for a further 2 mins.
  5. Stir in the cooked quinoa and add the tamari and fish sauce to heat through.
  6. Divide the pak choi mixture onto 4 plates and top with the salmon fillets.


My name is Caroline Sutton and I'm a wife and mother of 3 children, passionate about food, keeping me and my family healthy, gorgeous interiors and shopping! I have a degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and continue to be interested in the science behind diet and drugs. I also have a Diploma and City and Guilds in Interior Design and for the last 17 years have run a property company which develops, redevelops and manages rental properties: Sunlight Properties Ltd.

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