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Hoisin-Lime Glazed Salmon with Crunchy Bok Choy Slaw

10 Mar

Half marathon training is in full swing and things are going pretty great!!  I’ve either got a stress fracture forming in my left foot or tendinitis, so I’ve been trying to be very calculated with my training runs.   I’ve been pulling back a bit the last 2 weeks, getting in my as many miles as I can, and taking walking breaks when I’m starting to feel pain.  So far, this has been working and I’m feeling confident moving forward.  I’ve got a 5K on deck this weekend per my training plan, so we will see how it goes!

Side note: Can you believe how amazing 40 degree weather feels?  I mean, I’m ready for shorts and flip flops and there’s still piles of snow all around.  I absolutely cannot wait until it’s warm enough to get my grill on!  In the meantime, I thought I would leave this recipe here, it was absolutely delicious, healthy, and made for some great leftovers!

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Hoisin-Lime Glazed Salmon with Bok Choy Slaw (from Cooking Light)

  • 2 c. thinly sliced bok choy
  • 1/2 c. thinly sliced carrots
  • 1/2 c. thinly sliced red pepper
  • 2 T. rice vinegar
  • 1 t. dark sesame oil
  • 1/2 t. Sriracha
  • 1/4 c. dry roasted, unsalted cashews
  • 2 T. hoisin sauce
  • 1 T. fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 clove pressed garlic
  • 4 salmon filets
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 2 c. cooked jasmine rice

First, preheat the broiler to high WITH a sheet pan in the oven – you want to preheat the pan as well as the oven.  While the oven is preheating, prepare the dressing for the slaw by mixing together the rice vinegar, sesame oil, and Sriracha in a small bowl.  Place the prepared bok choy, carrots, and red pepper in a large bowl and set this aside for now.

Once the broiler is preheated, place the salmon filets on the preheated sheet pan.  Spray them with some cooking spray or lightly coat them with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt.  Place in the broiler for six minutes.  While the fish is pre-cooking, combine the hoisin, lime juice, and garlic in another small mixing bowl.  After 6 minutes, remove the fish from the oven and brush the salmon with half of the hoisin mixture.  Place back in the broiler for another 4-6 minutes (until desired doneness), then brush the remainder of the hoisin glaze.

While the fish is resting, toss the bok choy slaw with the vinegar mixture and add in the cashews.  Serve with jasmine rice.

 

Oh, and did I mention that the leftovers make freaking awesome tacos for lunch the next day?

Salmon Tacos

 

Horseradish Crusted Salmon

26 Jun

I don’t often find excuses to eat copious amounts of horseradish, but when I find one I make it count.  Besides, I’ve been all about recipes which are healthy, easy, and simple to complete and this one is basically a no-brainer!

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Horseradish-Crusted Salmon (original recipe by Country Living)

  • 1 clove pressed garlic
  • 2 T prepared horseradish
  • 1 t. egg white
  • salmon filet
  • 1/4 c. Panko breadcrumbs
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 t. lemon zest plus a squeeze of lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 425*F.  Mix together the horseradish, garlic, egg white, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper to taste.  Once combined, stir in the breadcrumbs and about 1 t. olive oil.  Add more olive oil if you need to remove any clumps.  Set this mixture aside as you heat 1/2 T. olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Salt and pepper the flesh of the salmon, then place it flesh-side down in the pre-heated oil.  Pan sear for about 3 minutes, then carefully shift the salmon in the skillet and cook 1 minute longer.  Place the salmon skin-side down on a sheet pan and top with the horseradish mixture – pat lightly so that the horseradish mixture sticks to the filet.  Broil until you get a nicely golden crust.

Push Through It

4 Jan

All day on Friday, I felt walloped by this bug.  I was basically a zombie all day and headed to bed super early again.  We’ve been surviving on cereal for days. Today I woke up feeling better but still really out of it.  I need to get this cough to be productive!  Any tips?  I can’t function on the cold meds anymore, I stopped taking them.

This morning was pretty low key, I spent most of it resting.  In the afternoon, I knew I had to get a run in – even if it was just a mile.  I was in auto-pilot layering up for a cold weather jog, but I got it done.  Even though I feel like crap and the sidewalks/streets are in horrible condition, I am proud of my 1.25 miles.  I’m just looking forward to feeling better soon.

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I knew I had to put in some effort for dinner tonight, too.  I made pan-seared salmon with a garlic-dijon cream sauce.  I’m not 100% sure how it turned out because my taste buds are thrown off by my congestion.  It tasted good to me, but I don’t know how reliable that is right now!  Christina said it was good, so there you have it.

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We had some jasmine rice and edamame (not pictured) as a side.  It was pretty tasty and light.  I’m nibbling on the leftover edamame tonight while I watch Christina prepare to tile the kitchen floors. 🙂  Here’s hoping to another good night’s sleep and a productive Sunday!

PS – I think I want a TV in my kitchen y’all.

Agave-Maple & Soy Glazed Salmon

15 Jan

If you follow any of my social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram), which I hope you do, you probably noticed a yummy little piece of salmon on Monday.

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I could eat this exact meal every. single. day.  It was so good, I thought I would share!

Agave-Maple & Soy Glazed Salmon (from Grandma’s Kitchen)

2 salmon filets (skin optional)
1/4 c. maple syrup, honey, or syrupy liquid of your choice
2 T. soy sauce
2 t. grated gingerroot
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 t. red pepper flakes
chopped green onion (for garnish)

Crank the broiler to 500°F.  While it is heating up, combine all ingredients but salmon into a small pot.

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I went a little heavy on the ginger, simply because I love it!

And finally, the 1/4 c. syrup.

This is a new-to-me ingredient.  In fact, I rarely even use syrup, let alone fancy maple syrup.  I guess it seems so fancy with the heavy price tag!  So, I splurged and bought this at the grocery store.

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Cook over medium-low heat until the mixture has reduced by half.  I used my gas range and stainless steel pot, so this took about 6-7 minutes for me.  Stir this constantly.  Syrup can heat unevenly and burn very quickly.  I set a timer and stirred the entire time.  Annoying, but it worked out perfectly.  Once the mixture is reduced, brush it over the salmon and pop them in the broiler for about 6 minutes.  The key to getting a nice caramelized glaze on the fish is having the broiler hot enough, and the fish far enough from the heat source so that it doesn’t burn.  Watch your fish closely, because with my oven, I swear 30 seconds can make all the difference.

The original recipe used these measurements for 4 salmon filets, but since the maple agave syrup is thinner than maple syrup I’ve had before, I decided I would rather have leftover than not enough.  Because I cooked the glaze longer to thicken it, rather than waiting until it reduced by half, I ended up with only a tiny bit left over.  Sometimes you just have to wing it and see if it works out.

Luckily, it did!

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I served it with broiled sweet potatoes, a protein-packed dinner to celebrate small achievements!

Try to have a flashback…

31 May

(I thought I posted this PRIOR to my trip to Chicago, but then I found it saved as a draft today.)

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‘Member that roasted red pepper soup I was talking about forever ago?

Well, I thought I would just let you know that it turned out AWESOME!

When I was reheating the soup for dinner, I made my asparagus.

I call it my asparagus, because its the only way I will ever cook asparagus because it is the best and tastiest thing I have ever ingested.  Trust me and peel some garlic.

As soon as the garlic becomes fragrant, I throw in my asparagus and cover it with dill:

I saute the asparagus over a medium-low heat (covered if they are really thick like these guys) and then spritz them with lemon juice right before I take them off the heat.  Effing amazing.

Asparagus and red pepper soup need salmon.  Yummy, thick salmon:

I always buy salmon fillets with the skin still on them because as you can see above, the fatty lining containing things like yummy omega threes and flavor is still intact.

When I broil the fish, those omegas are released into the fish and your absorption of them increases.

I broiled this salmon 10 minutes with the skin side up and about 10 minutes with the skin side down.

(I swear my oven is off, though, so make sure the fish is no longer fleshy inside and flakes easily with a fork.)

It was literally that easy.  Except for the whole red pepper soup explosion thing.

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