One of Paula Mee's ideal vitamin-packed pregnancy recipes


  • 1 ripe mango
  • rocket leaves
  • 2 small shallots
  • ½ fistful of mint and coriander leaves
  • olive or rapeseed oil to shallow fry
  • 200 g fillet of salmon
  • for the dressing:
  • 2 coriander roots (stems not leaves)
  • 3cm ginger (sliced)
  • ½ red chili (seeded and roughly chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 soft brown sugar
  • 30 ml lime juice
  • 1 tblsp fish sauce


  • For the dressing, use a pestle and mortar and pound the coriander roots, ginger, chillies and garlic, adding ingredients one at a time, in this order until you have a lovely paste. Add in the sugar, lime juice and fish sauce.
  • Peel and slice the mango and arrange in a bowl with shallots and herbs.
  • Heat a wok, with the bottom covered in oil over medium heat. Carefully add the salmon and fry, turning half way until crispy and brown.
  • Remove and drain on paper towel.
  • Flake the salmon into pieces and add to the salad with dressing and toss gently to combine.
  • To Serve: With a glass of cold milk


What Does this Meal Provide? Milk - calcium Mango - vitamins and fibre Rocket - folate Salmon - iron and omega 3