Herb Roasted Salmon with Steamed Cabbage & Peas for #SundaySupper

Feb 17, 2013 by

We’ve been having so much for with our #SundaySupper  posts. We have delighted in so many wonderful themes since the start of the year. Some of which were indulgent and totally enjoyable. We are thinking about our waistline this week. This is the “Skinny” edition of #SundaySupper! Our wonderful host is Sunithi from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz. Sue is a Registered Dietician and knows all about good, healthy food! You may remember I made a salad that Sunithi made from a past #SundaySupper event to celebrate the first #SundaySupper anniversary. As always, I’m excited to see the line up. Perhaps feasting the recipes with my eyes will make my waistline appear smaller. We’ll see. :-)

For today’s recipe, I didn’t use a book or online source. I drew inspiration from a breakfast dish my Dad used to make for me. Some Saturday mornings, he would make saltfish and cabbage with boiled dumplings and green banana. Totally delicious, satisfying and good for you. But since I’m doing a skinny dish, I decided to go easy on the carbs ~ for today. As for the salmon, I just used some simple ingredients and made a quick marinade. I’ve learned that salmon doesn’t need a lot of ingredients to make it taste good. A few herbs did the trick.


Herb Roasted Salmon Steamed Cabbage & Peas


Herb Roasted Salmon with Steamed Cabbage & Peas


  • 2 Salmon Steaks
  • 4 Tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • ***
  • 1/2 Green Cabbage, core removed and cut into strips about half an inch thick
  • 1/2 Medium Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cups Sweet Peas (I used frozen)
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. In a small bowl, add olive oil, oregano, thyme, salt, pepper and garlic
  3. Coat the salmon with the herb mixture
  4. Place salmon in an oven proof pan (or baking sheet) lined with foil
  5. Roast for 20 minutes or until cooked through
  6. ***
  7. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and butter. Mix to combine.
  8. Add onion and saute until softened, about 5 minutes
  9. Add the cabbage strips, a handful at a time
  10. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  11. Add broth and cover for about 10 minutes
  12. Toss the cabbage to ensure the top gets a chance to soften
  13. Add peas to the centre of the skillet on top of the cabbage
  14. Cover for about 5 minutes, then stir to get the peas evenly distributed
  15. Add additional broth if needed/desired
  16. When cabbage is softened and peas warmed through, serve with salmon


I absolutely adore salmon. Roasting it is so easy and wonderful. I like mine well done with just a little crispiness at the edges. Salmon is one of the best sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids – a perfect brain food! It is also an excellent source of protein. Salmon has a wonderful flavour that is quite distinct. It can be prepared in so many ways. I’ve steamed it in parchment, baked it, pan seared it and of course, I’ve roasted it too.


Herb Roasted Salmon

Herb Roasted Salmon


When it comes to cabbage, I will admit that I do not have it enough. It is awesome if you are trying to lose or maintain weight. Its low in calories plus it is packed with nutrients! I used a whole head of cabbage for this dish, which I realized afterwards that I didn’t need that much. Half will do. I made the appropriate adjustments in the recipe.

I’ve always loved peas. It wasn’t my intention to add the peas but I bought a few bags of organic frozen peas on sale recently, so I figured I should use it up! If I have to buy preserved vegetables, I prefer the frozen kind. Green peas are rich in vitamins and aid in the metabolism of fats, carbs and protein. I think it’s a great tasting veggie and pairs wonderfully with the cabbage.


Steamed Cabbage with Green Peas

Steamed Cabbage with Green Peas


With a few simple ingredients, you can make a healthy, figure friendly meal in no time! I absolutely enjoyed this dish. In fact, I think I feel skinny already 😉


Herb Roasted Salmon Steamed Cabbage & Peas

Herb Roasted Salmon Steamed Cabbage & Peas


Be sure to check out the other “skinny” recipes being shared by the #SundaySupper team!

Sizzling Skinny Appetizers & Soups

 Healthy Skinny Mains & Sides

Guilt Free Skinny Desserts & Snacks

Wine Pairing Recommendations for Skinny Sunday Supper by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog


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Steamed Salmon with Lemon and Thyme

Oct 24, 2011 by

I will forever consider myself to be a lifelong learner. If I’m not learning new things, I’m not growing. Ever since I discovered my love for cooking and healthy eating, my desire to learn new recipes, foods, and techniques has grown tremendously.

I am very fond of Salmon and  I’ve prepared it in various ways, but how long before I’ve exhausted all the methods that I know? Steaming fish seems simple enough if you have a steamer of some kind. But what if you don’t? How can Salmon be steamed with just a few items that you already have in your kitchen? I recently learned of a very simple technique where I enjoyed the entire process in its simplicity.

Salmon really is a beautiful fish.



The original recipe called for fresh Dill which I did not have at hand (surprise, surprise). Instead, I used some Thyme that I had drying which did the trick perfectly.



2 Salmon Fillets

1 Lemon, thinly sliced

Few Sprigs Thyme

1 Red (Or green, or yellow…) Sweet Pepper, thinly sliced

Salt & Pepper

1 Tsp All Purpose Seasoning



1 Large Skillet

1 Plate that fits into the skillet leaving some space around the diameter (an inch is good)

Aluminium foil rolled and formed into a ring



Place foil ring into the skillet with some water. The foil itself should not be submerged at all. Place the plate on top of the foil, pressing down gently, ensuring stability.



Line the plate with a few slices of lemon. I used 2 rows with 3 slices in each. Add the Salmon on top of the lemon. Add the thyme (or fresh herb of your choice) between the fillets. Season the salmon with salt, pepper, and any other desired seasoning. Go light. Salmon does not need to be over-seasoned.

Place a few slices of sweet pepper on top of the salmon so that they overlap.



Did I mention that Salmon is a beautiful fish?



Cover the skillet and bring to a boil. This should take about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat and simmer until the salmon is cooked though. This should take about 15 minutes more.



The salmon is cooked when it is no longer pink and flakes easily with a fork. The smell is wonderful. You probably won’t be able to wait too long before you have this. I suggest you have your plate ready!



I served the salmon with some string beans. I enjoyed it. I know that you will too. You can use this technique with any fish, and try using different seasoning. Cooking is a journey in experiments. Give this a try!


Steamed Salmon with Lemon & Thyme


I’d like to thank Everyday Food for sharing this technique and allowing me to share it with my readers.


Until next time, take care of you.




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