Salmon is a common but delicious protein in most diets. It is one of the very few dishes that can strike a perfect balance between health and taste. The best part about salmon is that it can be used in many different recipes. Making the best use of it is up to the person who is cooking it. For example, rather than sticking to the standard recipes, honey recipes and honey dishes with salmon are exciting ways to change things for lunch and dinner!
Is Salmon Good For You?
Before we jump into the recipe, let’s talk about salmon first. Considering that seafood is generally one of the finest protein sources, salmon is no exception to this and is incredibly delicious. Not only is it extremely rich in protein, but salmon is also loaded with many different vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that salmon can be the perfect choice for a low-calorie diet rich in vitamin-B and Omega -3 fatty acids. So without a doubt, it can be quickly concluded that salmon is one fantastic dish that anyone would love to have on their plates.
How Do You Make Salmon Taste Better?
Regardless of all of the nutritional benefits that salmon has to offer, some people can’t get over the idea of eating fish. Some people love the fishy taste, but some don’t. That being said, there are tons of different ways to improve the taste for everyone!
For starters, adding a sauce or a glaze can change the taste completely. Salmon will taste better with fresh herbs like parsley, basil, or cilantro, and for a different twist, breadcrumb toppings can give a whole new dimension to salmon’s flavor.
Cooking is all about experimenting. Who knows, you may even have some tricks of your own! Check out this honey salmon recipe that anyone can fall in love with it.
Salmon Poke Bowl with Sesame Honey Dressing
This is the perfect recipe for a leisurely weekend lunch that’s both light and nutritious. Packed with protein and good flavors, poke bowls are some of our favorite dishes. You can always switch salmon for the fish of your choice if you prefer. Regina came up with the idea of adding Aroeira Honey to the sauce. This honey has some depth that contributes to this Asian-inspired recipe.
Serves: 2 portions
- 0.5 lbs of raw salmon, skin off
- 1 cup of jasmine rice (cook 1:1 with water)
- 1 avocado
- Half of a cucumber
- ¼ cup shelled edamame
- 2 small pieces of ginger, one of them minced
- 2 ½ tbsp sesame oil
- 1 ½ tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
- About 2 tsp Brazilian Pink Pepper - Aroeira (Buy it on Amazon)
- 2 tsp rice vinegar
- 2-3 scallions, chopped
- Juice from ¼ lime
- 1 tsp of sesame seeds
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cut the salmon into the medium cubes and put them into the bowl. Add the chopped scallions, minced ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey, lime juice, sesame seeds, salt, and pepper. Combine all the ingredients and refrigerate them until used. It can be stored in a fridge for up to one day.
- Cook the rice with a 1:1 ratio (rice: water) with adding a piece of ginger into the rice and some salt flakes, on medium-high heat until fluffy and cooked through, about 7-8 minutes. Remove ginger from the rice.
- Cut the avocado and cucumber desired ways. Set aside. Cook the soybeans in boiled hot water for about 1-2 minutes.
To assemble the bowl put the rice on the bottom, top with avocado, cucumber, soybeans, and marinated raw salmon. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.