RECIPE from RealPlans: Salmon “Sushi” Bowl

By June 5, 2021Blog
salmon dish with avocado and nori

Next week Adam will be on a guys’ fishing trip to Alaska and I sure hope he brings back lots of fresh salmon and halibut. I don’t know about you, but I don’t usually cook a lot of fish at home — or when I do, we are trying to get leaner, and the recipe is pretty basic:

  1. Preheat oven,
  2. Put fish on a baking sheet lined with foil
  3. Sprinkle the seasonings you desire onto the fish.
  4. Place fish in oven and bake until flaky and cooked through.
  5. Pair with whatever veggies you have on hand and eat!

This time though, I’m not prepping for a show or anything like that. Plus, since the fish is SO fresh, I’ll want to really make something special…at least once. So, I logged onto my RealPlans meal planning account and did a recipe search. I used the following parameters:

  • Summer season (so my ingredients will be fresh)
  • Entree with fish as the main dish
  • Calories between 400-600 per serving
  • Carbs between 16-25g per serving

RealPlans offered up 10 recipes that meet those guidelines (and they are always adding more). One was a dish with white fish & tomatillos, which looked really yummy, and another was this Salmon “Sushi” Bowl. I hope I get to try both, but I thought I’d share this one with you!

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Salmon “Sushi” Bowl, a recipe from RealPlans.com

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons coconut oil, or any other oil

2 cups cauliflower rice (could also leftover cooked rice – but that will change the calories)

coarse sea salt, to taste

ground black pepper, to taste

3 nori sheets

1 pound salmon

4 green onions

1 avocado

1 orange

1/2 lemon

3 tablespoons fish sauce

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

HOW TO PREPARE

1.Heat 1/3 of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add rice and sauté for 4–5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

2.If your nori did not come toasted (the package will say if so), toast the nori in a skillet over medium heat for a few minutes. Remove nori and set aside.

3.Add remaining oil to the skillet and turn heat to medium-high. Season salmon with salt and pepper, then add to the pan and sear for 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked to your desired level of doneness.

4.Chop green onions. Peel, pit, and slice avocado. Zest and juice orange and lemon.

5.Make the dressing by combining orange and lemon juice and zest, fish sauce, and vinegar.

6.When the salmon is done, flake it apart into large pieces. Stir in some of the dressing, taste, and add more to your preference.

7.Scoop rice into individual bowls and top with the toasted nori, green onions, salmon, avocado slices, and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.

TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes, makes 4 servings
Per serving: CALORIES: 397, PROTEIN: 27g, CARBS: 17g (8g fiber), FAT: 26g (saturated 11g)

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