Healthy 10-minute Asian tin-foiled salmon

The year is 2015.

It’s a sunny Thursday afternoon, and the weekend is approaching.

You want to impress your significant other with your cooking skills. Pretend you were slaving away at the stove for hours. Just to cook something delicious and healthy just for them.

I’ve got your back, son.

This meal is my favorite because:

A) It requires NO DISH WASHING
B) It’s done in 20 minutes
C) It’s delicious
D) Need I go on?


  • any colored sliced bell peppers
  • sliced onions OR spring onions (whatever you’ve got in your fridge)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1 carrot sliced into matchsticks 
  • 1 thumb of fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery, sliced
  • coriander stalks
  • 2 fresh salmon fillets, skinless
  • a splash of soy sauce
  • a splash of sesame oil
  • 2 long rectangles of tin foil
  • optional: chili flakes

I know the ingredients may seem like a lot of work, but trust me once you’ve got everything out on the counter top in front of you, it’s just a matter of splashing this there, and throwing that here.

The Method to My Madness:

1. Preheat your oven to a medium heat
2. Grab your tin-foil rectangles and place the salmon fillets in them
3. Throw the onions, ginger, garlic, carrots, celery, and peppers on top of the   salmon
4. Splash soy sauce, sesame oil, and coriander leaves
5. Shape tinfoil into a pocket or parcel and make sure it’s shut tight (when in doubt, double cover it with tin foil)
6. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes

And voila! You’ve got yourself a steamy, juicy salmon fillet inside. Just serve at the table still inside the foil, and for a dramatic affect, cut it open AT the table.

Be careful! The steam may burn you if you’re not!

Serve topped with sesame seeds and coriander if you’d like.

I like to serve this with some soba noodles tossed in soy sauce and tofu! Yum!

Why don’t you go straight- up bananas with me and give this recipe a shot! I’d love to hear from you!

Also, since you’re here, why not follow me on Instagram @straightupbananas

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