If there was ever a dish to brighten up your day, it would be this one! The flavour combination from the omega-3-filled salmon, the crunch from the yam, the spiciness from the suya (West African peanut and chilli spice) and the refreshing aroma from the salsa make it one of the most perfect and delicious recipes you could ever make! Better yet, this recipe only took a total of 40 minutes to prepare!
My Ghanaians, I know you have become acquainted with traditional fried yam but trust me, baking instead of frying gives you the crunch without the guilt and extra calories! This dish is filled with healthy fats from the salmon, loads of veggies and portion-controlled starchy carbohydrate (yam).
Although I could speak about how yummy this recipe was, I think the pictures speak for themselves. Without further ado, here is the recipe:
HERB ROASTED SALMON + BAKED SUYA YAM
Herb Roasted Salmon
- 1 salmon fillet
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- 1 tsp chilli flakes
- 1 tsp all-purpose seasoning
Baked Suya Yam
- 200g yam
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tsp suya powder
- Red onion
- A pinch of salt
- A pinch of black pepper
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Preheat your oven to 180*C.
Wash your salmon and ensure it's de-scaled. Marinate your salmon in the parsley, garlic, all-purpose seasoning, chilli flakes and coconut oil.
Cut your yam into cubes and coat in salt and coconut oil.
Line a baking tray with foil, creating a separation wall in the middle. Place your salmon on one side and your yam on the other. Place in the oven for 20 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through.
Chop your cucumber, parsley and red onion into small pieces for the salsa. Add 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice, 1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil, salt and black pepper.
When your salmon and yam are ready, take out of the oven and plate with the salsa. Sprinkle your suya powder over the yam and enjoy with some avocado, kpakposhito sauce and grilled cherry tomatoes!
I hope you liked this recipe!
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