Weeknight Dinners: 15 Minute Salmon Soba Bowls

Thursday, April 9, 2020

This is one of my favorites and comes together in about 15 minutes. I usually make two servings of this so I can lunch on it the next day, the noodles keep in the fridge fine from dinner time to lunch time.

Salmon Soba Bowls
Servings: 1
Total Time: 15 minutes
  • 4 oz. salmon (see below for thawing instructions)
  • 2 tsp olive oil 
  • 1 TBS Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel seasoning (or a good sesame substitute)
  • 1 band of Soba noodles
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of green beans or broccoli or veg of your choice
  • 2 TBS Soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • Green onions, sliced (like one stem-ish of them - I don't know how measuring works for these)
  • Sriracha (to taste)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach or kale or green beans (whatever veggie you can sneak in)
    • If you want to add in some more veggies, carrots and celery taste great in this too. Not mandatory.

Pull it together:
  • Step 1: Cook the Soba noodles according the package instructions
  • Step 2: While the noodles are cooking, slather the salmon in olive oil and then cover the salmon (all sides) with the Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. Set the salmon on an oven safe cooking sheet (I cover the baking sheet with foil to minimize dishes to wash after).
  • Step 3: Turn your oven on broil and stick the salmon in on the top rack for 6 - 8 minutes depending on how intense your oven is and how pink you like your salmon (you can pull it out and check it at 6 mins to make a decision).
  • Step 4: Slice up your green onions
  • Step 5: Mince your garlic
  • Step 6: Saute your veggie of choice on the stove (for broccoli- toss in olive oil, season with salt & pepper, and cook over medium heat for about 5 mins. Green beans a little less cook time)
  • Step 7: Throw your finished Soba noodles into a frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic, half the onions, soy sauce, sauteed veggie of choice, and some sriracha and mix together for 3 minutes.
  • Step 8: Transfer the noodle combo to a plate or bowl and add your finished salmon. Garnish with the rest of green onions.

Hot tips:
  • This is a weekly meal in my house. I rotate the veggies I use to spice things up a bit. Really anything goes.
  • Thawing salmon: If your salmon is frozen keep it in its wrap, put it in a bowl, and run water over it for awhile until it thaws. Make sure it's not hot water because that will start cooking the salmon.
  • Buying salmon: I buy fresh salmon at Costco and slice it up into single servings when I get it home. I wrap each one in saran wrap, put in a freezer bag or my Jill & Joey Reusable Freezer Bags and freeze until I'm ready to use them. Saves a lot of $$ this way.

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1 comment :

  1. Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious! And it seems pretty easy to make!


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