Every time, I make salmon for dinner, I wish I made it more often! It’s really so easy that time should never be a factor. For those of us on a budget, (and by those of us, I mean all of us), Salmon can certainly be expensive. I typically buy frozen wild salmon at Trader Joe’s. It costs about 12 dollars for a pound, and you can get 3-4 servings of salmon in a pound, making the cost per serving 3 to 4 dollars! So when you are on a budget, frozen protein and frozen vegetables are always great options. Did you know that frozen vegetables (without added sodium) have the same nutrient content as fresh!
After 17 days, I cannot believe the Olympics are finally over! Did anyone else pretty much watch the coverage every night (except for the fact that I always fall asleep during primetime)? Even after 17 days, I could still watch more figure skating, especially if the Americans were given a second chance!
Bok Choy Salmon Soba Bowl
simple recipe for a quick weeknight dinner
- 2 baby bok choy heads
- 1 cup mushrooms sliced
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 4 oz salmon
- 3 oz soba noodles
Preheat your ovens broiler setting to high.
Spray a small glass dish with cook spray and add your salmon to the dish.
In a small pot, boil some water.
Wash and clean the bok choy and chop off the ends of the stalks. Wash and slice the mushrooms.
Mix together the soy sauce and sesame oil.
Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and add the bok choy and mushrooms. Pour half of the soy-sesame mixture. Cook for 8-10 minutes until the bok choy is tender.
Pour the other half of the mixture on the salmon. Cook in the oven on broil for 10-12 minutes until your piece is done.
When the water boil, drop in the soba noodles. When the noodles are soft, drain the water and pour the noodles into an ice bath.
Then "wash" your soba noodes. I read this trick on Food52.
To assemble your dish, place the noodles in a bowl. Add the vegetables and the salmon on top. I remove the salmon skin before placing in the bowl.
Top generously with sesame seeds.
- Gluten Free: Soba noodles are naturally gluten free, though check the packaging to make sure wheat wasn’t added. You can swap soy sauce which does have gluten to a gluten free version like liquid aminos.
- Salmon: Salmon not your cup of (green tea), or better yet, you love it but, don’t have any available tonight, swap with shrimp or even tofu. Treat the tofu like I did in this shroomami recipe.
- Bok Choy: Swap bok choy for other green vegetables like kale, or add edamame or carrots instead
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