I really love informal meals that allow you to ‘dig in’ and share with your loved ones. I think they make the dining experience much more enjoyable and encourage you to relax and interact with each other.
I also think sharing meals can be a valuable learning opportunity for children. Little ones get to experiment with food that looks, smells and tastes different. They learn to use all their senses when eating and to be enticed by food. They also gain some -much craved- control over what they have. But above all, they learn to listen to their own bodies. I honestly believe much of the overweight epidemic we experience nowadays can be blamed on our inability to listen to our own bodies. We eat in response to unhealthy standards rather than our own needs. We find it hard to know when we are actually hungry or when we’ve had enough. We starve ourselves when we really need some fuel and overeat because we are bored or it’s in front of us. I believe family sharing meals are the perfect opportunity to let go some fears and trust our little ones.
This salmon meal is a showstopper! Perfect for when you have family or friends around. You can have everything ready in less than 40 minutes and you don’t need to follow lengthy or complicated instructions, meaning you can sip a glass of wine and chat while you cook. Here’s the recipe if you want to give it a go.
Pre-heat the oven at C170°. Grease the foil paper and place the salmon on top. Sprinkle the salmon with some garlic, ginger and spring onions and drizzle some teriyaki sauce. Then make a parcel with the foil as you can see in the picture below.
Place on a baking tray and cook for 25-30 minutes until fully cooked.
Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh coriander. Enjoy!
We had it with stir fry broccoli and pak choi drizzled with oyster sauce, white rice and a little bit of kimchi. We can’t have enough kimchi!