All in all, it’s been a pretty busy week! Even though I didn’t cook the Christmas or boxing day traditional family lunches, helping with the preparation, clearing up and the endless fun and games has left me feeling completely exhausted! Definitely time to put those swollen pregnancy feet up and relax 🙂
With my father coming to stay with us I was challenged with preparing a yummy Christmas eve dinner that wasn’t too heavy as the next day everyone was sure to be stuffing their bellies (except for me – I’d be nibbling my way through some turkey and veg without all the trimmings). After asking what everyone fancied for dinner, the response was as expected, whatever you make will be fine, i’m not fussy. That wasn’t helpful! After debating whether to make a roast chicken, I decided against it as the next few days were sure to be filled with turkey. I’m not a big fan of red meat so steak or mince was out, next up – fish. But what fish?!
After browsing around Tesco I saw they had a side of salmon on offer and the decision for dinner was made. Salmon with steamed vegetables and mini roasted sweet potatoes.
Firstly wash the salmon and place on some foil, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and add a squeeze of lemon juice. Slice up the lemon and place a few slices on the top. Pop the salmon in the oven at 180 degrees for around 35 mins until cooked through (it might take longer depending on the size of the piece).
Cut up some sweet potatoes into small cubes or slices, place on a baking tray with a little salt and pepper and spritz with one calorie spray or oil. Cook in the oven for around 30 mins until they go crispy on the outside.
Next, wash and prepare the vegetables. I cut up some carrots and trimmed the ends off some green beans and asparagus. Place all of the vegetables into a steamer / steamer pan. The vegetables cook pretty quickly so keep an eye on them as you don’t want them to go mushy.
…and there you go, really simple but healthy and tasty dinner for everyone to enjoy.