Chilli and ginger salmon with asparagus

  • 40min
  • 2
  • 487 kcal
  • Easy
  • Pescatarian
  • Paleo , Ketogenic , Gluten free , Dairy free
  • Soy

Per 250 g contains

487 kcal 2025 kj
38 g
4.4 g
3.6 g
1.2 g

of an adult's recommended intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 810kj/195kcal

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A spicy main course to heat things up.Cooking for your other half is a chance to show them how much you love them, and what better way than impressing them with your skills? We've produced a three-course menu full of nutrients that have been shown to improve libido. And no oysters in sight!To complete this menu, take a look at our recipes for a starter and dessert too!


  • Salmon fillets
  • Low-sodium soy sauce
    2 tbsp
  • Fresh ginger
    5g 0.17oz
  • Fresh red chillies, small
  • Rapeseed oil
    4 tbsp
  • Asparagus
    250g 8.8oz
  • Chopped garlic
    5g 0.17oz
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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Cooking Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan).
  2. Place each salmon fillet on a square of tin foil. Drizzle 1 tbsp of rapeseed oil and soy sauce over each.
  3. Peel and grate the ginger. Slice up the chilli (if you're using fresh) and remove the seeds.
  4. Sprinkle an even amount of ginger and chillies over each fillet. Season with salt and pepper before lightly wrapping the tin foil around the salmon.
  5. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, wash the asparagus and spread it out on a baking tray. Drizzle over the remaining rapeseed oil and juice from ½ lemon.
  7. Place the garlic on top of the asparagus and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Toss the asparagus on the baking tray to make sure it is all covered. Roast for 15 minutes.
  9. Serve the salmon and asparagus straight from the oven. Place the fillet on a bed of spinach.

Nutritional Information

Typical Valuesper 100gper 250g serving
195 kcal
810 kj
487 kcal
2025 kj
of which saturates
15 g
1.7 g
38 g
4.4 g
of which sugars
2.3 g
1.4 g
5.8 g
3.6 g
Fibre1.2 g
2.9 g
Protein12 g
31 g
Salt0.5 g
1.2 g


Salmon is a fish that is very easy to cook, but never fails to impress at the dinner table. It's another great source of omega 3.

"Research suggests omega 3 enhances your mood, helps balance your hormones, and aids the healthy production of sex hormones," reveals Vagnini.

Chilli and ginger

Spicing it up with some chilli and ginger is also beneficial as "both chilli and ginger can contribute to good cardiovascular health and can increase blood flow around the body," she points out. Ginger is also a source of magnesium, an essential nutrient when it comes to sperm production.


A side of asparagus means that you're getting a decent portion of vitamin E, which is important for healthy skin and eyes. There's some evidence that this vegetable is an aphrodisiac too - it's rich in folate which increases a chemical called histamine in the body.

Holland and Barrett's Nutritionist Hannah Moffit says: "When you eat asparagus it produces histamine in the body, which may lead to more frequent orgasms and a better chance of orgasm during intercourse."

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