Friday, September 2, 2011
Steamed Salmon w/ Greens, Corn, & Pickled Vegetables
Happy Friday guys!
We've got a big Labor Day weekend planned, too! Our great friends Ike & Becca are getting married tomorrow - so congrats to the future Lehrs!
Sunday, we'll probably head out to World Fest - which showcases the cultural diversity of Louisville by food, music, and shops! We went last year and had a great time, so looking forward to that one!
Still don't have any Labor Day plans, but if all else fails, I know we'll be lounging around - which is good enough for me! Anyway, let's get to today's dish!
We haven't been eating a lot of red meat around these parts. I don't know why, we've just been opting for lighter meals. Salmon is always a favorite of ours, and when I saw this simple dish over at Joanne's Eats Well With Others, I knew I had to try it out!
Adapted from Eats Well With Others' Recipe
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil, plus extra for drizzling
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1-inch thick slice of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1/2 cup kale, chopped
1/2 cup spinach
1/2 cup mizuna greens
1 tablespoon soy sauce, plus extra for drizzling
2 6 oz. salmon fillets
salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups fresh corn
In a large skillet under medium high heat, add both oils. Add the ginger and garlic powder. Stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add kale, spinach, mizuna, soy sauce, and 3 tablespoons of water. Saute until the greens start to wilt, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Spread the greens in an even layer in the skillet. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and place the fillets on top of the greens in the skillet. Cover pan and lower heat to medium. Steam fish for about 5-7 minutes, or until just cooked through.
You can choose to cook your corn if you'd like, but I'm weird and I like the taste of raw corn. Divide corn among two plates and top with salmon fillets. Serve alongside the greens and pickled vegetables. Drizzle additional sesame oil, soy sauce, and/or remaining steam liquid in pan (it was infused with the garlic and ginger, so it's tasty!).
This was a great meal. Andy and I both had our plates cleaned on this one. That's a sure sign of a winner there!
Hope you guys have a great holiday weekend and I'll be back Monday!