The chicken version might be more famous, but if you want to pack on muscle, salmon teriyaki should be your snack of choice. In addition to a big whack of protein, it also contains high levels of omega 3 fatty acids, which help you to recover after a tough gym session. For extra MF-approved goodness, this recipe also substitutes blood sugar-spiking noodles with high-fibre cucumber ribbons.
Salmon teriyaki with cucumber ribbons
Ingredients (serves 1)
2 fresh salmon fillets / 1tbsp soy sauce / 1tbsp dry sherry / 2tsp olive oil / 1tsp caster sugar / 2tsp grated root ginger / 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped / 1 cucumber / 2tsp rapeseed oil
- Cut the cucumber into long, thin ribbons using a potato peeler.
- Mix the soy sauce, olive oil, sherry, caster sugar, ginger and garlic.
- Marinate the salmon in half the mixture and the cucumber ribbons in the other half for at least three minutes.
- Fry the salmon in the rapeseed oil over a medium heat for three minutes on each side.
- Serve the salmon on top of the cucumber.
Salmon provides vitamin B12, which boosts energy
Cucumber provides silica, which strengthens ligaments and tendons
Garlic provides manganese, which toughens up bones
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