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4.30.2012

Crispy Salmon with Carrot-Ginger Dressing

This could be dinner tonight.  Think about it.  (And don't let the poor lighting turn you off.)


It's a lovely thought, isnt it?  Dinner, I mean.  Prepared by you.  From scratch.  A very nice thought, indeed.

And it wouldn't take much at all!  I know how important "easy" is to your wallet as well as your post-work energy level.  Trust me on this one, and get your party shoes on, 'cause this is a simple and delicious way to prepare salmon.

In this recipe, this omega 3-rich fish is pan-seared to crispy perfection, and then topped with a carrot-ginger dressing. You know how the folks at your favorite Japanese restaurant over-drench your salad in that delicious, carrot-y, gingery dressing?  This is that!

And feel free to throw this together in under five minutes.  You are NOT a show-off.

Add some steamed broccoli and cous-cous, and you've got a fresh, vibrant, and just plain delightful Monday meal.  It's so easy!  Did you know this?  It's so easy to make dinner, especially one just like this.

Still thinking about calling Domino's on this Monday evening?  Stop it.

I think you're at a crossroads right now.  I really do.

And this is your opportunity to be proud of the choice to provide health and a good example.

But I warn you, should you consider plating up your piping-hot food and then momentarily leaving it to adjust your camera lens, you will likely find eager, fork-wielding hands of the husband variety attacking your masterpiece.   Don't be a victim!



Crispy Salmon with Carrot-Ginger Dressing
Adapted from Cooking Light Magazine
Yields 4 servings

Ingredients:
1/4 c carrots, grated
3 tbs orange juice
2 tbs onion, chopped
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp honey
1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated
Salt/pepper
1 tbs sesame oil
1 lb salmon fillets

Preparation:
Combine the carrot, orange juice, onion, olive oil, vinegar, honey, ginger, and a pinch of salt in a mini food processor.


Process for 1 minute, or until smooth and well combined.  Set aside.


Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and add the sesame oil.  Sprinkle the fish with salt/pepper.  Add the fish to the pan, skin side down, and cook for 6 minutes or until skin is browned and crisp.  Turn the fish over, and cook for 2 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.


Drizzle the carrot-ginger dressing over the fish, and serve with broccoli and couscous as a serving suggestion.




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ginger is not listed in the ingredients but it's mention in the instructions and vice versa with garlic. I was wondering if both ingredients are supposed to be in the recipe or just one of them.

Allison @ Type A Kitchen said...

Definitely should be ginger in the ingredients! My apologies for the typo, and good catch!

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