Here's what I did last night – after getting home at 6pm with zero forethought or preparation, using ingredients that happened to be in the fridge.
Ingredients: Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, Carrots, Corn, Mixed Greens, Cilantro, Salt & Pepper, Soy Sauce. (optional: onion, broccoli, eggplant,
1. Thaw the salmon – Since i didn't take it out of the freezer that morning (no forethought, as usual) I dropped two fillet portions in a bowl of cold water in the sink to thaw out. This takes about 10 min.
2. Start the rice – We have a small automatic rice cooker, but if you don't, it's still easy. 1cup rice, two cups water, pinch of salt in a pan, medium heat, don't let it boil over. (rice cookers are cheap and awesome, get one.)
3. Peel the skin off the salmon - This takes some force, salmon skin is tough, sometimes it helps to start with a knife, but you won't hurt the fish. Then chop the skinless salmon in to cubes.
4. Chop Carrots - In a cast iron skillet, add olive oil, then carrots (they take the longest). Cover, and saute over medium/low heat for 5-6min.
5. Add Corn/Onion, Other Veggies, Salt & Pepper, saute another couple minutes, covered.
6. Add Greens, and a tablespoon of Soy Sauce - More greens than you think - They cook down a lot. Proceed to next step quickly (1-2min)
7. Season salmon with your favorite seasoning, or just use salt & pepper. Add salmon and chopped cilantro and fold into the mix. Cook 5-7min, covered, until salmon is somewhat firm to the touch.
Tags: Wild Sockeye Salmon, Recipe, Salmon Recipe, Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon, Easy Salmon Recipe