I don’t know about you all, but I’m constantly feeling challenged to figure out new ways to use salmon. It’s such a great protein to keep in the meal rotation, but it can start to feel so mundane after a while.
And I think I found a winner here with these Asian bowls. You know me and my condiments..were tight. I often get made fun of because of my obsession with sauces, dips and drizzles. And if you’ve ever seen my children eat…well, apple👉🏼tree. But you know what? Go ahead and poke, this girl ain’t backing down. Condiments can completely change a meal. They can take an ordinary protein or veggie and transform it into something so special and over-the-top yummy. Case in point: these bowls.
Super ordinary roasted salmon, broccoli and coconut rice. But when you put them in a bowl and pile on the tangy, crunchy texture of the pickled veggies REALLY stinking good things happen. And then, if that’s not enough, you drizzle on a sweet, barely-spicy Asian sauce and you’ve got yourself one extraordinary meal. See, condiments are LIFE!
The flavor combinations of this dish work incredibly well together..rich, bright and fresh all in one. Jude had 4 helpings of these bowls for dinner. 4! And I wasn’t far behind him…we totally love these and hope you do too!
Asian Sockeye Salmon Bowls with Coconut Rice
Note: be sure to use Tamari instead of soy if you are looking to keep this meal gluten free
For the Quick-Pickled Veggies
1 Cup Shredded Carrots
1 English Cucumber, seeded and diced
3 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Honey
For the Sauce
1/4 Cup Tamari or Soy Sauce
1/4 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Rice Vinegar
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1 Teaspoon Sriracha
For the Bowls
1 Pound Sockeye Salmon Filets
1 Head Broccoli, cut into florets
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Salt and Black Pepper
Coconut Rice, recipe here
Cilantro, for garnish
For the Quick Pickled Veggies
Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Let sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes while you complete the other steps. Can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 3 days.
For the Sauce
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a heavy simmer. Let simmer for 3 minutes, or until sauce has thickened and is reduced by almost half.
For the Bowls
Preheat oven to 425. Place salmon on one side of a large baking sheet and broccoli florets on the other. Drizzle both the salmon and broccoli with olive oil and season liberally with salt and black pepper, toss to coat. Place in the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes or until salmon is golden and cooked through, stirring the broccoli one time in between cooking.
Place coconut rice in serving dishes or bowls, top with broccoli and salmon. Add a large spoonful of pickled veggies to the top and drizzle with the sauce. Garnish with cilantro. Serves 4