weeknight dinners: salmon "sushi" bowl (paleo, whole 30)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

This is a go-to meal on busy nights. Super fast and easy, no prep required, minimal clean up afterwards, and can double the recipe for lunch/dinner the next day. Also, I swear by seasoning my salmon with EVOO + Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel seasoning and have not gotten tired of it.

Servings: 1
Total Time: 15 minutes

  • 4 oz salmon (thawing directions below)
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1-2 TBS Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Seasoning (or a seasoning you prefer)
  • 8 oz frozen cauliflower rice (approximately half a bag from TJ's or Whole Foods. I usually cook the whole bag and throw the leftovers into something else later in the week) 
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 large cucumber
  • Soy sauce (use coconut aminos if Whole 30) to taste
  • Sriracha to taste

Pull it together
  • Step 1: 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 2:  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 3:  While the salmon broils, heat 1 tsp oil of your choice (I use Sesame Oil for this part) in a frying pan. Toss the cauliflower rice + salt and pepper into the pan and cook over medium heat for ~5 mins, stirring occasionally.
  • Step 4:  While everything else is cooking, dice the avocado and cucumber.
  • Step 5:  Scoop cauliflower rice into a bowl and top with salmon, cucumber and avocado. Add soy sauce/coconut aminos + sriracha to taste.  

Hot tips:
  • 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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