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You NEED a 20 minute simple salmon supper recipe in your life & BONUS points for healthy!

Tray with cooked salmon darnes, cooked cayenne spiced chickpeas and cherry tomatoes with some fresh basil on top before mashing

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
Cayenne pepper
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!
Please Enjoy

salmon, spiced chickpea and tomato mash with easy cook veg

x Sheila


Irish Author - Dubut romantic fiction novel 'Good Enough' published in 2021. 'Gimme Dinner' a collection of 50 great dinner recipes published in 2022. 'Enjoy' published by Mercier Press in 2016 .'Gimme the Recipe' published in 2012. Work in admin of our Food Safety Consultancy business - Industrial Management Systems with my husband Denis.