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May 30, 2019

Garlic mushrooms! One of the first dishes I ever cooked in a restaurant back in the 80's. It used to be on practically every menu in the UK. A beloved favorite at the time, along with prawn cocktail and black forest gateaux. Boy, they were the good old days. Long hours in the kitchen under a lot of pressure, adrenaline pumping through your veins, keeping you moving and alert. It's amazing how your body copes with the stress, the heat, the number of orders served during lunch and dinner service. And you still found the energy to go out after work, to enjoy your free time. At fifty five I still feel that energy, but now I believe it comes from eating whole foods packed with nutrition with no added preservatives, colorants or fat, sugar or salt. Fresh ingredients that are easy to prepare and cook. That nourish your body. Along with a daily exercise routine and a positive attitude, I believe keeps you young at heart. As I like to tell myself 55 going on 35, I might be getting older in years but I'm trying my best to keep my mind body and spirit young at heart.

This recipe is full of nutrition and takes around 15 minutes to make from start to finish. Try this easy to prepare, delicious home cooked meal tonight. I'm sure the whole family with enjoy and will definitely benefit from.

Salmon with Garlic Mushrooms & Broccolini
Serves 4

For the salmon
4x 6oz wild salmon fillets
Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
¼ teaspoon dried chili flakes
1 teaspoon ground paprika
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 lime, juice only
For the mushrooms and broccolini
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups button mushrooms, sliced or quartered
4 cups broccolini
4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
Pre-heat oven to 380'f

How to make:
Place the salmon fillets onto a lightly oiled baking tray. Drizzle over the olive oil, then sprinkle with the chili flakes, paprika and season with salt and pepper. Pop the tray into the oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and squeeze over the lime juice.

While the salmon is cooking, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium high heat on the stove. Add the mushrooms and stir-fry for 5 minutes. Add the broccolini and stir-fry for approximately 2 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Finish by adding the minced garlic and cooking for a further for 1 minute, then stir in the parsley and season to taste. Serve immediately with the salmon.


Chef Mark .

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