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Spicy Salmon Steaks with Pepper Noodles

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” ~ Cesar Chavez

A couple of weeks ago I talked about how following this GI style diet plan, with plenty of fish, had in the past helped me to get a handle on my depression. And I said that I would start to post some for my favourite recipe ideas for meals that work within the plan.

So today I’ve gone for a salmon recipe.

It serves 4.



For the salmon steaks

  • 4 salmon steaks, approx 175kg each
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the pepper noodles

  • 4 portions of soba noodles
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 clove of crushed garlic
  • 1 thinly sliced red pepper
  • 1 thinly sliced yellow pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice


  • 1 tablespoon of Thai sweet chili
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped lemon grass


Marinade Ingredients

Step 1. Put the garlic, cumin, coriander, lime zest, lime juice, olive oil and black pepper into a small bowl and mix them together to form a paste.

Step 2. Spread the marinade over both sides of the salmon steaks, try to use all the paste.

Step 3. Then leave the steaks to marinate for 20-30 minutes.

Marinaded Salmon

Step 4. Heat frying pan until hot and then press the salmon steaks into the pan to seal them.

Step 5. Turn the fish over and cook for a further 3-5 minutes on each side, or until cooked. You should end up with salmon that is crisp on the outside, and nice, and soft, and tender on the inside.

Cooking Salmon

Step 6. To make the pepper noodles, add the soba noodles to a pan of boiling water and cook as per the instruction on the packet.

Step 7. While the noodles are cooking heat the olive oil in a small pan, then add the crushed garlic, the peppers, and the lemon grass if you are using it.

Step 8. Sauté the vegetables until the garlic browns and the peppers begin to soften.

Sautéd peppers and garlic

Step 9. Next, drain the cooked noodles and add them to pan along with the lime juice, and sweet chili if you are using it. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently, until warmed through.

Step 10. Transfer the noodles and peppers to the plates and top with the salmon steaks. A wedge of lime makes a nice garnish.

Step 11. Serve.

Spicy Salmon with Pepper Noodles

Bon appétit!


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