What's for dinner?? Salmon with Roasted Vegetables and Parsnip Mash
When you're actively trying to make a baby, you do lots of things. You read books, lots of books. You read to try and understand what you're about to embark on. Nutrition is all part of that. So yes, we're actively trying. But that's a story for another day. Back to nutrition...
...So I'm currently reading "What to expect BEFORE you're expecting", and as I expected, there's a lot one needs to know about nutrition. There are all kinds of foods that one should focus on for reproductive and infant health. Quite frankly, it can be overwhelming. Most of these foods I was already aware of. Either we had been eating it or I knew we should be. But when there's something motivating you, like the prospect of creating a mini-you, you tend to take it more seriously. Salmon is one of those super foods I knew we should be eating. Neither my husband, nor myself, really like fish that much. So incorporating salmon is tricky, but I decided to make a concerted effort to. I used Parsnips in the vegetables as well as the mash. It's delicate flavor, goes well with the Salmon, and it has great nutritional value too, with potassium and dietary fiber most notable. I used Asparagus in the roasted vegetables, which is great for reproductive health too. So here's my first attempt, and it was pretty good:
Baked Salmon Recipe:
Salmon fillets (1 portion per person)
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 tsp garlic and ginger paste
1 tsp rosemary, chopped finely
1 tsp thyme, chopped finely.
Combine ingredients and rub over salmon fillets. Place in a glass oven-proof dish and cover with foil. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes (depending on size and thickness of fillet portions) or until fish flakes with a fork. Serve immediately. Enjoy!