Steamed salmon on a bed of cannellini beans

To follow up my recent post on omega 3 & 6 here’s a little recipe using salmon to get the ball rolling. Steam cooked and drizzled with Virgin olive oil (post cooking) to ensure that our ingredients maintain as many of their natural properties as possible. And with a taste injection from the cannellini beans which I poached in a little white wine with onion and garlic and a sprinkling of fresh thyme.

The great thing with steam cooking is that it really takes no time at all. I think I spent 15 minutes from start to finish with this dish and it really was bursting with flavour yet light and healthy at the same time.


ingredients: 1/2 red onion, 1 clove garlic, 1 400g tin of drained cannellini beans, 2 sprigs fresh thyme, 1 cup of white wine, 1 -2 courgette (zucchini), 1 fillet of salmon per person, 1 lemon, virgin olive oil, salt and pepper

preparation:5 mins + 10 mins cooking

1. Chop the 1/2 red onion finely and add it to a small fry pan with the whole clove of garlic.
2. Pour in the cannellini beans, thyme and cover with white wine. Bring to the boil then cover and gentle simmer for 10 mins.
3. Once finished. Drizzle with a splash of oil and season with salt and pepper.
4. In a seperate fry pan, slice the courgette and sprinkle with a tbsp or 2 of water. Place the salmon fillets on top of the courgette (make sure they are not touching water as we want them to steam and not poach) cover and gentle heat on a low flame for 10 mins. Check part way through that the pan hasn’t dried and add more water if needed.
5. Plate the cannellini beans with the salmon fillet on top surrounded by a few courgette slices and a 1/4 lemon per plate.
6. Drizzle with more oil and season according to taste.


2 Responses to “Steamed salmon on a bed of cannellini beans”
  1. Lovely presentation, Claire.No only are the ingredients in this dish good for you but they also look delicious together.

  2. chefconnie says:

    I love to have salmon ad cannellini beans together. Fantastic looking dish.

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