This is one of my absolute favourite meals to whip up on a weeknight not just because it’s abso-freaking-lutely delicious, but because it is SO quick & easy to make.
Let’s start with your ingredients…
First thing is first, pre heat the oven to 200 degrees celcius.
Prepare your vegetables by washing the spinach under cold water and snapping the ends off of the asparagus, and then rinse those too. Finely chop your desired amount of garlic & ginger and mix it in a small bowl with your desired amount of Tamari sauce (I use between 3 – 4 tablespoons of tamari)
Cut a long rectangle piece of aluminium foil and lay it down on a flat surface with your asparagus.
(I like to drizzle a little olive oil on top of the asparagus but you don’t have to!)
Next, place your salmon steak on top of the asparagus,
Next, you’re going to create what I like to call a “boat”. Bring the two left bottom and top corners together and then using your fingers, fold/scrunch them together well (so that no sauce escapes), repeat the same on the two right bottom and top corners.
(see image below)
Next, drizzle your tamari, ginger & garlic sauce over the salmon.
And now pop in as much spinach as you like on top, feel free to drizzle some olive oil, salt & pepper on the spinach as well!
Now using your fingers again, seal the top of the “boat” so that the fish is completely encased and covered by the aluminium foil.
Pop it in the oven and let it cook! If you like your salmon a little pink and undercooked leave it in there for 10 minutes, if you like it completely cooked through leave it in the oven for 15 minutes!
Once its done, take it out with a heat proof glove (the foil will be VERY hot!) and place it in your desired bowl or plate. Using a knife or scissors, cut open the foil and take the salmon, asparagus & spinach out. Break the salmon apart with a fork and add rice (or quinoa for a grain free option) and some sliced avocado. Drizzle the remaining sauce that’s left in the aluminium foil over the bowl contents and sprinkle sesame seeds on top for some crunch!
And there you have it! Dinner is served!