Foodie tips on fish for Lent

Spoke to top Cols food blogger Simone McKenna this morning to get some good ideas for Lent. She recommends buying your fish at the Fish Guys (North Market) because they have fresh and frozen, plus their stock changes every day. When I asked her for a delish fish dish, she hit me with maple glazed salmon with seasonal sides of asparagus and sweet potato. Methinks we'll chat again...

Visit her blog to reviews that range from Wendys and IHOP to mom and pops and bistros.

Here's that recipe she shared on the air...

=325 calories per serve

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp whole grain honey mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • salmon steaks
  • salad of your choice – I used grilled asparagus, spinach leaves, carrot, cucumber, red capsicum, cheddar cheese & cherry tomatoes
  • lemon wedge (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees2. Line oven tray with baking paper and place salmon steaks on top3.  Add maple syrup, mustard, salt and pepper into a small bowl and stir4. Once combined, pour mixture evenly onto each salmon steak5. Bake for approximately 12 minutes6. Peel, slice and dice vegetables for salad and place neatly onto serving plate7. Pour water into pan and boil asparagus until slightly soft8. Drain water and grill asparagus in pan until slightly browned9. Remove asparagus from pan, trim ends and place onto salad10. Remove salmon from oven and place on top of salad and asparagus11. Pour excess maple/ mustard mixture in tray onto top of salmon12. Serve with a wedge of lemon if desired13. Eat and enjoy!