Monday, January 16, 2017

Steamed Salmon with Snow Peas

For the last several years, I've purchased superb salmon from Sitka Salmon Shares. This salmon is so good that most of the time, I just steam, bake, or pan-fry it and spend my cooking time on the sides.  But last night I tried this recipe and we really enjoyed it.  The fish is perked up a bit with ginger, garlic, and a little sauce, and the snow peas and orange were really nice companions for it.  I have upped the amounts of ginger, garlic, and lime juice from the original recipe.

Sitka Salmon has expanded significantly this year, and in 2017 will be delivering everywhere in the Midwest and some places beyond.  They're working on a map for the website.  Until that's up, here's what you have to do to find out if they sell to your area: Click on "Join now," put something in the cart, and that will take you to a page where you put in your state and zipcode, to see if they will deliver to you.

steamed salmon with snow peas
adapted from The Flat Belly Diet, by Lisa Vaccariello
4 servings

1 to 1-1/2 lbs. salmon fillets, cut into four pieces
2 t. grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T. freshly squeezed lime juice
2 t. reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 t. toasted sesame oil
12-16 oz. snow peas
1 cup diced avocado
4 oranges, cut into eighths

Rub the salmon fillets with the ginger and garlic.  Coat a steamer basket with nonstick cooking spray and lay the fillets in the basket.  (I use this kind of steamer basket.)
In a saucepan, bring 1-2" of water to a boil.  (I use a 3-qt sauté pan with straight sides, something like this.)  Put the steamer basket in the saucepan and cover.  Steam for 8 minutes.
While the fish is steaming, whisk together in a small bowl the lime juice, soy sauce, oil, and scallions.  Set aside.
After the salmon has cooked for 8 minutes, put the snow peas on top and cover.   Cook for another 3-4 minutes, until the snow peas are crisp/tender and the salmon is opaque.
Spoon the snow peas onto four plates, making a bed for the salmon.  Put on the salmon, sprinkle with the diced avocado, and then drizzle with the reserved sauce.  Serve the cut-up orange as a side dish.
392 calories

1 comment:

  1. The colors must be spectacular!