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
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
•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)
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!