Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sesame Lime Salmon & Bok Choy

New Year's Resolutions: eat more vegetables, throw out Hershey's kisses, start doing yoga (again), drink green tea every day, stop finishing a bottle of wine just because it's there, and eat more healthy fish and seafood. Which brings us to this weeknight dinner I made myself.

I was scouring through my big binder of recipes I've torn out of magazines over the years and came across an article in an old Martha Stewart Living about cooking in parchment. The method was essentially the same no matter what you filled the parchment pouch with so I bought some salmon and improvised with ingredients I already had on hand.

It turned out really nice and was a snap to make. There was hardly any clean up too. I just plopped some steamed brown rice in a bowl and transferred the salmon, bok choy, and juices from the parchment to the rice and it was a perfect, healthy meal.

For one serving:

  • 4 ounces salmon, skinned
  • 1 baby bok choy, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 3 very thin lime slices
  • 1/2 a Serrano pepper, thinly sliced
  • Pinch of black sesame seeds
  • Avocado slices
  • Steamed rice or rice noodles, for serving
Place a baking sheet in the oven and heat it to 400 degrees.

In a shallow bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil, and honey. Combine the bok choy with 2 tablesoons of the sauce and set aside. Place the salmon in the bowl with the remaining sauce and turn to coat. Set aside.

When the oven is heated, tear off a piece of parchment about 17-inches long. fold it in half and then spoon the bok choy up against the crease. Place two lime slices on top of the bok choy. Remove the salmon from the marinade and place it on top. Top the salmon with the remaining lime slice. Sprinkle the pepper slices over the salmon. Making small folds, fold the parchment into a half-moon shape. Place it in the oven on the pre-heated baking sheet.

Bake for 12-17 minutes depending on how done you want your salmon. Remove from the oven, and serve over the rice or rice noodles. Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the top and garnish with the avocado slices. Serve immediately.


Sook said...

I am always looking for a new way to cook salmon and this recipe looks amazing! Thanks!

Erin, A Crafty Lass said...

Hi Sook! Thanks so much for all your great comments...they are much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

I am amazed that I learned something new in preparing my favorite salmon!
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monica said...

you are amazing! great blog and great recipe...

you insprire fellow crafty/cook bloggers like myself:)

keep up the good work!

Erin, A Crafty Lass said...

Together We Save: Thank you!

Leo: So glad you like this recipe!

Monica: Wow, that is so nice of you to say. Thank you so much!

Unknown said...

I made this recipe last night and it was fantastic!! Long way from buttered nooodles!