Recipe for Cayenne spiced salmon darnes with a delicious chickpea, tomato & basil mash. Throw on some extra easy veggies for extra healthy points.
You need to buy/have:
Salmon Darnes – 1 or 2 per person
Tinned Chickpeas (1 can for 2 or 3 people, 2 cans better!)
1 small punnet Cherry tomatoes on the vine
Fresh basil – keep this for the end
Easy veg like baby sweetcorn, tenderstem brocolli & sugarsnaps
Whack on the oven to 200C.
Pour a little pool of oil in the centre of a large baking tray.
Place each salmon darne in the oil to baste, then place the salmon darnes together at one end of the tray.
Drain the chickpeas and place these at the other end of the tray.
Pop the vine tomatoes on top of the chickpeas and drizzle this end with some oil.
Dust the darnes and chickpeas with a sprinkling of cayenne pepper and season with some salt and pepper.
Bake in the hot oven for 20 minutes.
After 10 minutes prepare your easy cook veg (I boiled all three listed above together for 5 minutes, drained and left with lid on to stay hot).
Once the cooking time is up for the salmon, use a scissors to snip the tomatoes off the vines and then snip in a good handful of fresh basil. Use a potato masher to squash the tomatoes and chickpeas together into a mash.
– it should be easy to pick out any coarse tomato skins if there’s any fussiness in the audience!