Quick, What’s for Dinner Tonight Link Up # 3


So do you find this page useful?  Any feedback so far?  I’m hoping it builds in momentum and we get lots of interesting and easy recipes linked up.  If you are a first time visitor here the idea is to share the pain of the mundane “what’s for dinner tonight” question through a “linky party” where others can put links to their quick & easy mid week recipes and as a reader you get access to a whole raft of  blogs and recipe ideas.

From last week though, I really liked the look of these Tomato Farcies by Maxabella Loves, and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t like tomatoes!  They are French and fancy but easy to make!


Fancy Farcies by Maxabella Loves (photo credit & recipe here)

This week for my contribution to I’ve moved away from pasta and onto fish.  We have fish a lot when time is not on my side (as long as I’ve planned in advance and actually got the fish, see, meal planning and all that!) as it’s very quick to cook.  Do you eat much fish?

Salmon is on high rotation around here being good for your brain etc (and I try for locally caught whenever possible), we regularly have Baked Salmon & Veggies as you just pop it in the oven and 30 minutes later dinner is done. Sometimes though, I like to change it up a bit and do something a bit fancier but still quick!  Like this Soy & Ginger Salmon with “Asian Inspired” Cabbage Salad which is what I’m giving to you today.


It’s perfect for the still warmish autumn nights. There is some chopping involved and wrapping up the fish in some paper but it’s very healthy, very simple, very quick and very, very nice.

Time Saving Tip: You could prepare the dressings in advance (but they are really very quick)

Here you go…

Warm Soy & Ginger Salmon with Asian Inspired Cabbage Salad

Serves 4


    For the salmon:
  • 4 boneless salmon fillets (or to suit your family size I usually get 3 as the girls have 1/2 one each)
  • Juice of ½ a lime
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 cm knob of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • For the salad:
  • 1 small-medium head green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 spring onions thinly sliced
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach leaves (about 1½-2 cups), roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated/shredded
  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced with a vegetable peeler
  • (I also used some asparagus as I have a thing for that at the moment but entirely optional)
  • For the dressing:
  • Juice of ½ a lime
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. honey (or brown sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and finely minced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C.
  2. Combine the dressing for the salmon in a small jar or jug
  3. Make the salad dressing at the same time by putting the lime juice, oils, soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic and mint in a small jug or jar. Whisk to combine fully. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  4. Cut some baking paper into 4 sheets big enough to make a parcel around the salmon fillets. Put the fillets in the middle of each piece of paper (skin side down) hold up the sides of the paper and drizzle the salmon dressing evenly over the fillets. Roll up the paper around the fillet to make a parcel, doesn't matter what it looks like it's just to hold the liquid in and transfer onto a baking tray. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 - 20 minutes or until just about cooked through (will depend on the size of your fillets).
  5. To make the salad, combine the veggies in a bowl and toss until evenly mixed. Dress with about half of the dressing, toss again, and then add more dressing to suit your taste.
  6. Serve the warm salmon over a bed of the cabbage salad.

Recipe adapted from Perry’s Plate

So that’s it from me, what about you any recipes you’d like to add?  Any recipes you’d like to see?

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13 comments on “Quick, What’s for Dinner Tonight Link Up # 3

  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    March 25, 2015 at 5:39 am

    I loved the book of Bron’s tomatoes too! We’re also trying to cut back on carbs and to eat less meat so this will be a total winner dinner in our house!

    • Vicki
      March 25, 2015 at 9:46 am

      I like this one because you don’t even notice is low carbs. Thanks so much for linking up too – I love a good felafel. x

  2. Fleur - Our Urban Box
    March 25, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Love the look of Bron’s Tomatoes also! Funnily enough we are cutting back on carbs also. I love the look of your salmon dish too. Love Salmon!!

    • Vicki
      March 25, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Ah carbs…salmon is always good though!

  3. Jo @ You had us at hello
    March 25, 2015 at 7:16 pm
  4. Sonia Life Love Hiccups
    March 25, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Oooo salmon vs tomatoes… decisions decisions. I think I may just have to have both please. WHAT? You mean I actually have to cook them too? Damn! 😉 xx

    • Vicki
      March 25, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      Nooo, you don’t have to cook them – just give the recipe to someone else in the house to make!!!

  5. Cate
    March 26, 2015 at 4:29 am

    The tomato dish and the salmon look totally delish!

    • Vicki
      March 26, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      Hi there. Thank you and thanks so much for linking up, I’m still amazed at what you manage to produce out of your kitchen.

  6. stephanie@stephsjoy
    March 27, 2015 at 7:49 am

    I’m not usually into dressings, but the salmon recipe looks very tempting. Will have to bookmark and give it a go! x

    • Vicki
      March 27, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Yay, please do Steph. Thanks for stopping by. x

  7. Mumma McD
    March 29, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Ooh, that salmon is going on my meal plan this week, looks amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Vicki
      March 29, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      My pleasure, I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by.

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