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Baked Salmon with Crispy Seaweed, Poached Egg and Asparagus Recipe from the Mindful Chef
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Baked Salmon Recipe with Crispy Seaweed, Poached Egg and Asparagus Recipe from the Mindful Chef Cookbook

We’re really excited to be using crisp seaweed sprinkled over sustainably sourced salmon, accompanied by asparagus topped with a poached egg. Seaweed contains more vitamins and minerals than any other food group, so it’s a fantastic nutrient boost and a great addition to this salmon recipe.


400ml boiling water
80g millet
1 lemon
140g asparagus
2 x 150g salmon fillets
Olive oil
2 eggs
60g spinach
2 dried nori sheets
Sea salt and black pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.
2. Heat a saucepan, then pour in the millet and toast it for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour in the boiling water, reduce the heat, then cover the pan and cook for 15 minutes.
3. Thinly slice half the lemon and cut the slices into half-moons. Trim the asparagus.
4. Place the salmon fillets on a baking tray, layer over the lemon slices and drizzle 1 teaspoon of oil over each fillet. Place the asparagus alongside, drizzle with 1 teaspoon of oil and season with black pepper. Place the salmon in the oven for 12–15 minutes, or until cooked to your liking.
5. Bring another saucepan of water to a gentle simmer. Create a whirlpool in the pan with a spoon, then carefully break the eggs into the middle, one at a time. Cook for 3–4 minutes, until the whites are cooked, then remove from the pan.
6. Once the millet is cooked, stir in the spinach for 2–3 minutes, until wilted, then drain and stir in the juice of the remaining lemon half. Break up the nori sheets and place on a serving plate.
7. Spoon the spinach millet on to plates, place a salmon fillet on top, and sprinkle over the nori, crumbling it if you want smaller pieces. Serve with the asparagus, topped with the poached egg and a sprinkle of salt.


Mindful ChefMyles Hopper and Giles Humphries, a nutritional coach and health food duo from Devon are the founders of Mindful Chef, the UK’s favourite healthy recipe box service. Each week they deliver delicious ingredients and recipes to thousands of households, including sporting stars Victoria Pendleton and Andy Murray. Here, in their first book, Myles and Giles share 70 delightful and easy-to-make dishes that are nutritionally proven to boost your health and wellness.

Mindful Chef: Eat, Well Live Better by Myles Hopper & Giles Humphries, is available to buy here, priced £13.60.

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