Lime and Soy Salmon Noodles with Pak Choi, Courgetti and Carrot | Recipe
So here is this week’s food creation; a recipe for lime and soy salmon noodles with pak choi, courgetti and carrot. It is simple and quick to make, plus it is full of so much flavour! Citrus is my absolute favourite, so if you love that mixed with the saltiness of soy, this dish goes down a treat. I have filled my noodles with vegetables such as carrot, pak choi, yellow pepper and courgette to make sure I get lots of nutrients on my plate. One thing I love to do is take a dish I really like (in this instance, a stir fry) and create a really nutritious version; this usually involves the meal being full of a selection of vegetables that I then taste test until it’s right!
For this dish, I have opted for rice noodles which are gluten free, salmon which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and really high in protein (a great addition to a post workout meal!) and pak choi which contains a high amount of nutrients, vitamins, calcium and fiber, but is low in calories (as is the courgette). Follow the simple recipe below for a really special, but easy to prepare, evening dish.
2 x Salmon Fillets
2 x Rice Noodles
1 x Large Courgette
1 x Large Carrot
2 x Pak Choi
1 x Pepper (any colour)
2 x Limes
1 x Onion
2 x Garlic Cloves
Salt & Pepper
And that is all the ingredients you will need for 2 people to enjoy these salmon noodles! If you are cooking for 1 person, then I would probably cook the same ingredients and have the remainder for lunch the next day.
1. You need to chop your vegetables. Dice your onion and garlic cloves, slice your peppers, chop your limes in half and chop the ends off the pak choi.
2. Then you need to peel your courgette and carrot until you can’t peel any more off them. I do this with a regular peeler and the end result should look like pappardelle pasta.
3. Place your salmon fillet onto a piece of foil and cover in the juice of nearly a whole lime and plenty of soy. Fold the foil into a sealed parcel and place on a baking tray. Repeat for the second salmon fillet.
4. Place into a preheated oven (180°c) for 12-15 minutes or follow the timings on the package.
5. Then onto the noodles. Heat a table spoon of coconut oil in the wok and then add the peppers and onion. I would always add these first to soften them- I really don’t like raw onion!
6. After about 5 minutes, add the carrot strips and the garlic and continue to fry for a couple of minutes.
7. Add the rice noodles, courgetti and pak choi to the pan, plus a splash of soy sauce and the remaining lime juice.
8. Stir for another 2-3 minutes (until the noodles are cooked) and then take off the heat. Split into 2 and serve in a dish.
9. Carefully remove the salmon from the parcel and place on top of the noodles.
10. Drizzle the sauce from the parcel over the top of the dish and there you have it; lime and soy salmon noodles with pack choi, courgetti and carrot.
As I mentioned in my superfood blog post, I overate salmon just over a year ago and have had to eat other fish since then. Although this dish was yummy and the salmon full of flavour, it is also really tasty with tuna steaks if you aren’t a salmon fan.
Simply marinade the tuna in the soy, lime and garlic- I say 30 mins, but I am usually so hungry that I can’t stick to that and it ends up being about 10. Remove the tuna fillets and place into a hot griddle pan for a few minutes on each side- or until it is your preferred colour. You will have remaining marinade, so I would add this to the wok at the same time as you add the rice noodles above.
Let Me Know Your Thoughts
I love the simplicity of this dish and I hope you enjoy recreating this lime and soy salmon noodles recipe. If you are short on time, it is such an easy one to throw together, so you’ll hopefully get lots of opportunities to make it. I am also working on the photo quality of my foodie posts… I try to get step by step pictures and make these as high quality as possible, but my kitchen is so small that I spend most of my time trying to clear the available space so that I can actually get a clean shot… At least it has made me a bit tidier! Let me know if you do give this dish a try- I would love to hear your thoughts or any suggestions.