May 232013
 
You’d think that as soon as I got done with finals for the semester, I would suddenly have plenty of time to cook and blog and do all sorts of productive things I had been putting off.  In fact, quite the opposite happens.  As soon I find myself with some free time, I achieve a new level of laziness, that I didn’t even think was possible before.  Instead of cooking, my DVR gets lot of love and attention, and instead of hitting the gym, online shopping becomes a new pastime.  But it can’t go on anymore, gotta get it back together, so here’s a quick post about my tasty dinner last weekend…Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon with Black Rice Sesame Noodles.   



I had gone intended to buy some soba noodles for this recipe, but these black rice noodles looked so cool that I had to try them.  Plus, I know black rice has tons of antioxidants, so why not eat them in noodle form.  They were really tasty and a perfect substitution in this sesame noodle recipe.



Nutritional Highlights: Salmon is one of those foods that I try to eat once a week if I can.  It has tons of Omega 3’s which very few foods do (other big ones are flaxseed, walnuts, and also sardines…but, ew).  So I try to get it through salmon which is one of my favorites anyway.  A 6 oz portion (which is usually what I ask for at the fish counter) is only about 170 calories.  This black rice noodle side dish is also a nutritional powerhouse.  The noodles have tons of antioxidants and you can add any veggies that you like!



Honey-Soy Broiled Salmon

Adapted from Eating Well
4 servings

Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes



Ingredients

•1 scallion, minced

•2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

•1 tablespoon rice vinegar

•1 tablespoon honey

•1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

•1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, skinned (see Tip) and cut into 4 portions

•1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds, (see Tip)

Preparation

1.Whisk scallion, soy sauce, vinegar, honey and ginger in a medium bowl until the honey is dissolved. Place salmon in a sealable plastic bag, add 3 tablespoons of the sauce and refrigerate; let marinate for 15 minutes. Reserve the remaining sauce.

2.Preheat broiler. Line a small baking pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.

3.Transfer the salmon to the pan, skinned-side down. (Discard the marinade.) Broil the salmon 4 to 6 inches from the heat source until cooked through, 6 to 10 minutes. Drizzle with the reserved sauce and garnish with sesame seeds.

Tips & Notes

•To toast sesame seeds, heat a small dry skillet over low heat. Add seeds and stir constantly, until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.

For the Soba Noodles, I used this recipe from Annie Eats but just used the vegetables I had and substituted black rice noodles for soba noodles!

  One Response to “Honey-Soy Salmon with Black Rice Sesame Noodles”

  1. can’t wait to try this recipe

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