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Easy Weeknight Salmon

September 18, 2013 | Comments ()
Easy Weeknight Salmon

Salmon is one of our favorite fish to cook because of its nutritional value, surprisingly easy prep and cook time! We paired salmon fillets with Citizen Chef Pan Asian Orange Sauce, garlicky green beans and brown rice to create an Asian-style meal infused with ginger, orange, and tamari. If pairing with rice, keep in mind that you can cook a big batch of slow cook rice (takes about 40 minutes) and use it for the week, or you can take a short cut and buy quick cook rice.

Pan Asian Salmon

Serves: 4

Total time: 30 minutes

What You’ll Need:

4, 6 ounce, salmon fillets (about 1.5 lbs)

1 lb green beans, ends trimmed

2 tbsp olive oil

4 garlic cloves

Salt to taste

4 portions cooked brown rice (for instructions on making perfectly fluffy rice, click here)

1 green onion, chopped

1 container Citizen Chef Pan Asian Orange Sauce

How to Cook:

1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees for the salmon. Start boiling a large pot of salted water and chop your garlic for the green beans

2. Make the brown rice if you are using a slow cook method (if not, cook your quick brown rice according to its instructions near the end)

3. Place salmon skin side down on a baking sheet and coat salmon in a few tablespoons of Pan Asian sauce

*TIP: Use parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy clean up

4. Bake salmon for 12-15 minutes depending on size

*TIP: Salmon is done when there is just a little pink in the center but the layers flake apart easily

5. In the meantime, blanch green beans in the boiling water until bright and crisp, about 4 minutes. Drain and shock in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking

6. Heat a large heavy skillet over high heat and add in 2 tablespoons of olive oil

7. Once the pan is hot, add in green beans and salt to taste, sauté for 5-7 minutes or until the green beans are cooked to your liking

8. Turn off the heat and add in your chopped garlic, stirring it around to coat the green beans

*TIP: adding the garlic when the heat is off keeps it from getting bitter and burned

9. Warm up a little extra Pan Asian Orange Sauce and drizzle over your salmon, greens, and rice. Top with chopped green onions

 

Green bean recipe courtesy of Michele Tremblay, post by JR Farel & Alyson Pullman

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