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Salmon & Grapefruit Gravlax

Salmon
Salmon & Grapefruit Gravlax. Recipe by Lottie Brook

Why is Salmon good for you?

Salmon contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and aid to chronic diseases. Omega-3s are found all other fatty fish, e.g. trout, but can also be found in seeds (chia/linseeds) and nuts!

Why are citrus fruits good for you?

Citrus fruits like grapefruit and lime are known for their high levels of vitamin C. Phytochemical’s such as polyphenols are found, which are known to significantly reduce the risk of many cancers. For more fibre and less sugar, eat the whole fruit, not just the juice.


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Serves:
4

Time to create: 1 hr 15 mins 

Notes: GF, DF, V, Ve, NF

Calories per serving: 174

INGREDIENTS

For the Gravlax

250g/9oz Salmon fillet (skinned) 

2 tbsp Salt, flaked

1 tbsp Red chillies

75ml/3fl oz Pink grapefruit juice

1 tbsp Lime zest

150ml/5fl oz Lime juice (about 5 limes)

20g Honey (originally caster sugar)Handful (m) Coriander leaves, finely chopped

For the salad

1 Fennel bulb finely sliced

Handful Baby seasonal leaves. In January February time pink radicchio is such a treat and looks heavenly. 

METHOD

  1. For the ceviche, lightly sprinkle the salmon fillet with salt. Transfer to the fridge and leave for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove the salmon from the fridge, carefully rinse off all the salt and pat it dry.
  3. Finely slice the chillies, grate 1 tbsp of lime zest and then juice the limes; mix them in a small bowl with the grapefruit juice and honey. Add the coriander at the last minute and toss to combine.
  4. Slice the salmon at an angle – each piece needs to be about 2-3mm thick.
  5. Spoon all but two tablespoons of the ceviche dressing over the salmon, and set aside for 30 minutes.
  6. For the salad, finely slice the fennel and soak it in iced water for 2-3 minutes, before removing and draining. 
  7. Mix the salad leaves and the reserved two tablespoons of the ceviche dressing.
  8. Place the salad leaves around the salmon and serve.

Nutriton
Calories174
% Daily Value *
Total Fat4g (7%)
Saturated Fat1g (5%)
Monounsaturated Fat0g
Polyunsaturated Fat0g
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol28mg (9%)
Sodium3594mg (150%)
Potassium738mg (21%)
Total Carbohydrate22g (7%)
Dietary Fiber7g (27%)
Sugars9g
Protein17g (33%)
Vitamin A128%
Vitamin C93%
Calcium16%
Nutriton
Calories166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat27g (42%)
Saturated Fat4g (19%)
Monounsaturated Fat20g
Polyunsaturated Fat3g
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg (0%)
Sodium7mg (0%)
Potassium295mg (8%)
Total Carbohydrate6g (2%)
Dietary Fiber2g (6%)
Sugars3g
Protein1g (2%)
Vitamin A48%
Vitamin C24%
Calcium14%
Nutriton
Calories166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat27g (42%)
Saturated Fat4g (19%)
Monounsaturated Fat20g
Polyunsaturated Fat3g
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg (0%)
Sodium7mg (0%)
Potassium295mg (8%)
Total Carbohydrate6g (2%)
Dietary Fiber2g (6%)
Sugars3g
Protein1g (2%)
Vitamin A48%
Vitamin C24%
Calcium14%

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