Salmon Quinoa Broccoli Bites

I have been consciously cutting back on meat for a while now or choosing other meals that have less meat or fish instead. In thinking about making these Salmon Quinoa bites, I wanted to make something healthy that was not too meat orientated and using Quinoa as it is something I don’t do every day. For week night cooking, I don’t usually get super heavily involved in what I am doing as the time disappears too quickly but these were good as after they are rolled, the hard work is over and you can just pop them in the oven. Seems to me like they are best served as a snack or appetizer as the Quinoa does make you quite full and one or two would be enough combined with some other tapas to get you through serving them to guests as a variation of the traditional ‘meatball’ stuck on a toothpick .

For this particular night, I did the bites with coconut cream and spinach to make a creamy pasta sauce that was delicious! I ate a bowl of it, then looked into the empty bowl and thought, ‘yep, that was pretty tasty’. I often use coconut cream as a pasta sauce instead of a heavy cream based one as I know exactly what goes into the meal then and there are no hidden nasties.

This meal is quite filling for a less satisfying meal, I would snack on the bowl of the bites without turning them into a pasta dish as well. They freeze and reheat ok so they can be made in advance and then grabbed out quickly for a night when you don’t have as much time (for me that is my yoga nights – nameste).


Prep and cooktime: 20 minutes Serves: 4

Salmon Quinoa Brocolli Bite Ingredients

Brocolli head, medium size
400 gram pink salmon, tinned
1 cup cooked Quinoa
2 free range eggs
1/3 cup grated cheese
salt, to season
pepper, to season
olive oil, splash
400ml can coconut milk
spaghetti
fresh baby spinach leaves

Salmon Quinoa Broccoli Bites Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Start by emptying the salmon into a serving bowl and break up with a fork
  3. Then put broccoli in a food processor and blitz
  4. Transfer broccoli to bowl and add cooked quinoa, followed by eggs and grated cheese
  5. Season with salt and pepper then stir to combine, so that all ingredients are thoroughly mixed together
  6. Lay a sheet of baking paper onto a tray
  7. Roll mix into small balls place separate out onto tray
  8. Cook for 30 minutes, until light golden in colour, leave to rest in oven for 2-3 minutes after turning off
  9. Boil water in a saucepan, season with salt, pepper and olive oil and cook according to packet instructions
  10. Pour contents into colander to drain water then return saucepan to the stove
  11. Add the can of coconut milk and once simmering pour pasta back into saucepan, add spinach leaves and serve
  12. Transfer into small serving bowls and top with Salmon Quinoa Broccoli Bites, top with cracked pepper and grated parmesan cheese

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Enjoy xx

 

 

 

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About Jamchop

I love cooking, books, yoga and the water! Instagram: adriannejamieson
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4 Responses to Salmon Quinoa Broccoli Bites

  1. xoxo, c. says:

    What a creative dish! And it looks delicious. I’ll try to make this one for sure:) XO, c. ❤

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  2. Jamchop says:

    Thanks C, so nice to get feedback. it was quite fun to make. Hope you enjoy it!

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  3. chefkreso says:

    This is really a great lunch idea, it’s easy and tasty!

    Like

    • Jamchop says:

      Sorry Kreso, I am only responding to your comment now, finally! Yes, I had some leftovers during the week for dinner and they tasted just as good defrosted and reheated as they did when they were fresh out of the oven!

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