The thing about our kids is . . . they’re not us. While we try to teach them to act the way we think they should, they’re spending their days trying to prove to us that they’re their own person. Eventually I guess they completely rebel. That’s called the teen years. They scare me.
At least I can have a little sway over what they eat, for now. Hopefully after their rebellious teen years they will have learned a few good eating habits. Of course, if they don’t like it they won’t eat it, so I try to make the healthy stuff taste good enough even for the most picky. Does it always work? No. But in the case of this Quick Salmon Tikka, it did. And not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s really very easy. You slice some salmon fillets thin, slather them with a curry paste, and saute. Then you make a sauce with yogurt and cucumber, and serve it all over flatbread.
I found this terrific recipe in a terrific cookbook, Jamie’s Food Revolution by Jamie Oliver. Jamie has taken it upon himself to try to change the way people eat. Not just kids in schools, either, but adults and families as well. In this cookbook, he challenges the person who owns it to learn a recipe from each chapter and then”pass it on” by teaching someone else how to make some of them. The book has recipes tailored to be simple and quick, but with tons of flavor and variety so everyone can make their meals healthier.
You can find this recipe on jamieoliver.com.