Spiced salmon tray bake. Weeknight meals just got easier and tastier with this spiced salmon and broccoli cooked together in a baking tray. Pair it with lime flavored yogurt for the ultimate nutritious dinner.
One pot meals and tray bakes – The two most convenient ways to cook dinner on busy weekdays. Do you agree?
In the past decade or so, the way we cook everyday meals has undergone a tremendous evolution. Homemade food has become less traditional. Minimal washing up is the norm these days. The proof? Emergence of quick and easy recipes that doesn’t skimp on nutrition and taste.
The basic idea of a tray bake is all about cooking one meal for your whole family in a baking tray. That means, the main meal and side dish are prepared in the same tray at the same time. Clever! I know, it’s a little confusing, too.
And if you are worried about getting the flavor combinations right, let me walk you through the delicious steps of making the best salmon tray bake ever.
Ok, the salmon. I like to coat the salmon pieces in olive oil before adding the dry spice rub. This will keep the fish extra moist and succulent when cooked. The spice rub for this salmon tray bake is a simple combo of some basic spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and chili powder. I really want to keep the flavors simple. Again, the entire prepping process is done in the baking tray itself, so you don’t end up with a pile of dirty dishes.
Now, the side dish – lightly flavored baby broccoli. Just toss them in olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. The broccoli also goes on the tray alongside salmon. So, in the oven, broccoli absorbs all those beautiful flavors from salmon.
While the salmon and broccoli are in the oven, make the dressing or sauce for this delicious salmon tray bake. I’ve opted for a simple yogurt lime sauce made with yogurt, lime juice and grated garlic. The secret ingredient? A little lime zest. It really kicks up the flavor quotient in this yogurt sauce.
As you know, I always love the idea of adding more veggies to everyday meals. So, I made a simple beetroot and carrot salad made extra delicious with a touch of freshly grated ginger. Although this salad is totally optional in this recipe, it’s a simple way to boost your veggie intake. Again, canned sliced beetroots is the secret to saving time. If you want to use fresh beets, cook them separately before you slice them and add to the carrots.
Super healthy meal idea for your dinner tonight. This salmon tray bake is quick and easy, and incredibly delicious. You’ll love it!
More easy seafood recipes:
- Grilled Salmon with Mashed Potato
- Fish Tikka
- Baked Tandoori Fish
- Spicy Grilled Fish
- Kerala Prawn Roast ( Chemmen Roast)
- Easy Indian Seafood Curry
- Brazilian Fish Stew | Moqueca