Saturday, October 16, 2010

Asian Salmon with Cauliflower Fried Rice

Found a better picture, but that is obviously Tanner's portion. I think it looks like a much bigger portion because I used a smaller plate to trick him into thinking he was getting a larger portion lol.

I found this amazing blog and this was the first recipe I tried. I definitely recommend visiting her blog on a regular basis for more delicious recipes like the one below;

Has a bit of sugar so can be a bit carby, but still a tasty option.

Ingredients for Asian Salmon:

-Atlantic Salmon 6 oz
-2 tbsp soy sauce
-2 tbsp sesame oil
-2 garlic cloves minced
-1.5 inch piece of ginger (grated)
-1 tbsp brown sugar (can use splenda brown sugar blend or half brown sugar and half splenda which is the same thing)

Directions for Asian Salmon:

1. Put all in a bowl and mix together.
2. Put salmon in a baking dish and pour marinade over the salmon. Cover with saran wrap and put in the fridge. Marinate 1-4 hours.
3. When you are ready to cook it, heat a pan to medium high heat. No need to add oil because there is oil in the marinade.
4. Put salmon in top down (you can remove the skin if you prefer) and cook for about 6-8 minutes on each side.
5. top with chopped green onions and sesame seeds to make it purdy.

Number of Servings: 2 (for me, it was more like 4 with the rice)

Complete Nutritional Information for this recipe here

The mock fried rice is SO good, I dare you to make it for your family and see if they notice it isn't fried rice. Erik was skeptical and I had to practically FORCE him to add some to his plate, but he called me from work to tell me how AWESOME he thought it was!! I want to try and adapt this a bit more to make with less oil. If I come up with a better adaptation I'll tweak the recipe here.

Ingredients for Mock Fried Rice:

Cauliflower medium head
6 tblsp oil
3 tbsp sesame oil
3 cups fresh bean sprouts
4.5 tbsp soy sauce
9 stems of green onions
3 egg
1 pack of simply asia fried rice seasoning (use 2 tsp or just a pinch if you are cutting in half)

Directions for Mock Fried Rice:

1. Shred the cauliflower using the biggest holes on a grater. Put aside.
2. Heat a large skillet on medium high heat. Add oil and garlic and sauté for a minute or two (don’t let it burn).
3. Add cauliflower, soy sauce, sesame oil and bean sprouts. Saute in pan for about 5 minutes. Mix well to make sure cauliflower gets covered in sauce.
4. Push the cauliflower to one side of the pan and crack the egg. Scramble it. When egg is cooked, add it to the rest of the cauliflower mixture.
5. Add a pinch of the fried rice seasoning and taste it. A little goes a long way so be careful.
6. Add green onions and mix everything in the pan for a few more minutes and serve.

NOTE: as noted on the website, this may not keep well so you may want to make just enough for your meal.

Number of Servings: 6

Full Nutritional Information on this Recipe can be found here

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