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Roasted Salmon in Fig Leaves
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Roasted Salmon in Fig Leaves
Method

                                                                                                                                        Photo credit: G. Drakopoulos - Food Styling: T. Webb

  • Preheat oven to 200* C (390*F) Fan.
  • Brush olive oil on to a small roasting pan that fits the salmon perfectly.
  • Wash the fig leaves well. Place them in the pan, shiny side up. Place enough leaves so that the bottom of the pan is covered.
  • Place the salmon fillet on top.
  • Grate the lemon and let the zest fall directly onto the salmon. Cut a lemon in half and squeeze 1 half over the salmon.
  • Season with coarse salt. Fold the fig leaves over the salmon fillet. Place more leaves on top so that the lower leaves stay in place.
  • If you find that they are not staying in place, tie some kitchen twine around the salmon and leaves.
  • Drizzle with some olive oil.
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes.
  • For a prettier presentation, cut the salmon into portions, wrap each piece in a fig leaf and tie with kitchen twine. This way everything will stay in place while cooking. Roast for 15 minutes.
Tip
Fig leaves give an amazing coconut aroma when roasted. If you can’t find any fig leaves you can use beet root leaves or any other large flat leaves that may be in season at the farmers market! You can use any type of fish you prefer and wrap it in fig leaves and you will be in for a delicious surprise! 
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

387
Calories (kcal)
19 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

25.2
Total Fat (g)
36 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

4.1
Saturated Fat (g)
21 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

0.69
Total Carbs (g)
0 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

0.69
Sugars (g)
1 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

38.5
Protein (g)
77 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.24
Fibre (g)
1 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.5
Sodium (g)
25 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.