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Oven roasted salmon on a bed of spiced oven roasted veggies, with quinoa!

on 30/05/2013
A delightful dinner! Roasted salmon on a bed of spiced veggies!

A delightful dinner!
Roasted salmon on a bed of spiced veggies!

Yesterday evening, I made this delightful dinner for two.




Recipe: For 2 persons


* For the quinoa:

1 volume of quinoa: 150 gr quinoa, measured in a big mug, rinsed thoroughly under running water

2 volumes of water, in the same the big mug, where you measured your quinoa in

1/2 cube of vegetable broth or 1/4 cube if you want!

1/4 teaspoon dried couscous spices / Mine has a combo of cinnamon, coriander, black pepper, ginger, cloves & cayenne pepper in them!/

5 grins of finely milled black pepper

* For the oven roasted salmon pieces:

2 x 125 gr of organic salmon pieces, with skin on one side, cleaned

Maldon sea salt

black pepper, finely milled

1/2 heaped teaspoon of dried oregano

* For the spiced oven roasted veggies: 

3/4 butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeds & threads removed, cut into bite-sized pieces, all even-sized

3 smaller red onions, peeled & cut into bigger wedges

1 big yellow paprika ( bell pepper ), seeds & white parts removed, cut into smaller strips

3 tablespoons of a fruity olive oil

8 grins of finely milled black pepper

1/2 teaspoon of Maldon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano

1 teaspoon hot curry powder/ I used Sharwoods

Sharwoods hot curry powder!

Sharwoods hot curry powder!


1. Preheat your oven to 200° C (400 F ) for about 10 minutes. Take a large non-stick oven dish & place all of your veggies in 1 layer in it. Pour your spices & oil all over them. With clean hands, mingle everything well together. Take your 2 salmon pieces & divide your 1/2 heaped teaspoon oregano, all over the 2 pieces of salmon, also on the sides. Season with a bit of sea salt & about 3 grins of black pepper onto each salmon piece. Now, place your salmon on top of the veggies, neatly besides each other. Place into the hot oven & bake for about 25 -30 minutes in total. The first 15 minutes, bake on 200°C ( 400 F ) & then, the last 15 minutes on 225°C (437 F ). Check veggies often to prevent burning. Turn the veggies over if you need to, for an equal bake.

2. In the meantime, rinse your uncooked quinoa well with running water. Drain off. Bring 2 volumes of water to the boil & add 1/2 cube of vegetable stock. Whisk it well. Simmer your quinoa, stirring often until cooked through, quinoa has puffed up & nearly all the water is gone. Checkto taste. My quinoa took me 12 minutes of cooking. It said so on the package. Drain well to shake the excess of water off! Put back into the hot pot & add 1/4 teaspoon couscous herbs & 5 grins of finely milled black pepper. Mix well with a spoon. Taste! It has to taste fab! 🙂 Keep warm.

3. Now, plate up. Take your plate & place your veggies on it. Lay your quinoa besides it, but not too much because quinoa really fills you up! Place your oven roasted salmon, in front of that & enjoy instantly with your loved one! Enjoy xxx! The fish is lovely roasted, the oregano goes so well with the fish & you find it also back into your roasted veggies & the hot curry powder gives it a bit of a kick! 😉

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41 responses to “Oven roasted salmon on a bed of spiced oven roasted veggies, with quinoa!

  1. Hotly Spiced says:

    What a delicious dinner. I know my uni students would love it because of the quinoa! xx

  2. Jim Brennan says:

    I’m always looking for new way to season salmon, and you’ve just added one more to the list.

  3. Karen says:

    What a delicious sounding meal. I like the idea of the hot curry powder added to the roasted veggies.

  4. Ina Gawne says:

    Sophie – looks really really delicious! Curry with fish and veggies is a wonderful combination!

  5. I’ve never thought of roasting squash in cubes like this-what a great idea! I’ll be trying this the next time I have it. It looks delicious!

  6. Liz says:

    those colors are brilliant, Sophie 🙂 And I love anything with quinoa. Curious: What are “dried couscous herbs”? Is this a packet of something?

    • Sophie33 says:

      Thanks so much, sweet Liz! Ooh sorry, these are dried couscous spices! Mine has a combo of cinnamon, coriander, black pepper, ginger, cloves & cayenne pepper in them!

  7. Koko says:

    I think this is one of my favourite meals that you have made lately! I’m curious about that hot curry powder…I haven’t tried a really hot one! Every element of this meal looks so good, and you just can’t beat roasted veggies!!

    • Sophie33 says:

      It is a bit more hot but I only use 1 teaspoon for whole the dish. You can make it more hot but then the balance isn’t right in this tasty dinner! 😉

  8. Sophie, that looks so delicious! Healthy too!

  9. Lovely recipe!!!
    luckily salmon is on sale now….

  10. This sounds amazing!

  11. Lovely dish – the sort of thing Helen and I love as a mid-week dinner – healthy and delicious!

  12. Such a classy, spiced dish 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  13. Oh yum!! I can’t wait to see what other recipes you come up with, it seems we share a love for flavor and health!! I love salmon and am going to have to try something along these lines, I’m feeling inspired! Thanks for the post!

  14. I love roasted salmon, but sadly I don’t get to eat it much as my other half doesn’t like it at all. Saving this recipe for the next time I need a solo dinner – I cannot wait!

  15. Bashar A. says:

    The salmon looks delicious 🙂

  16. gotasté says:

    Sophie, this looks delicious! Especially love the fish and veggies. I will make this. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  17. afracooking says:

    I love preparing salmon in the oven, but I’ve not done that for ages – this recipe is really inspiring me to do that again! Thank you, dear friend!

  18. This looks amazing– I’ll have to find my own version of you curry powder. thanks!

  19. Amber says:

    What a lovely dinner! I love that each part of the dish shares an element with another. You’ve paired the flavours really well!

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