Sweet & Spicy Honey Sriracha Salmon

There’s a bit of recipe magic going on here. The flavors of the soy sauce, the sweetness of the honey, the spice from the Sriracha, the punch of fresh ginger, and the peppering of minced garlic meld to create a perfect marinade for the salmon. The flavors meld and each bite will transport you to your favorite seat, or corner booth in our case, and your favorite fine-dining restaurant.

Sweet & Spicy Honey Sriracha Salmon

Honey Sriracha Salmon fillet on a bed of steamed white rice on a white plate garnished with sesame seeds & thinly sliced green onions

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Sweet & Spicy Honey Sriracha Salmon

Course: Dinner, Entree, Fish, Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
Calories: 221kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce or more or less, to taste
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger or 1 scant tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 lb skin-off salmon fillet, cut into 4 (4-ounce) pieces
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced green onions for garnish

Instructions

  • In a 1-gallon zip-top plastic bag, combine the soy sauce, honey, vinegar, Sriracha, ginger, and garlic.
  • Add the salmon, toss to coat evenly, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 8 hours, turning the fish once. Remove the salmon from the bag, reserving the marinade.
  • Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat ad add the sesame oil. Rotate the pan to coat the bottom evenly and add the salmon.
  • Cook until one side of the fish is browned, about 2 minutes. Flip the salmon and cook until the other side browns, 2 more minutes. Reduce the heat to low and pour in the reserved marinade.
  • Cover and cook until the fish is cooked through, 4-5 minutes.
  • Place a piece of salmon onto a bed of rice and sprinkle with the green onions before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 669mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

 

Asian Cucumber Salad

We’re interrupting our regularly scheduled program. Ice Cream/Frozen Treat Week ( # 2 ) will return bright and early Monday morning. Until then, we’re going to leave you with these snack-tactic cucumber recipe. You’re not gonna want to miss it.

This quick and easy recipe makes the perfect summer side salad. Seriously. Even better? It only uses a few simple ingredients, but it’s chock full of crispy, crunchy cucumbers and packs a ton of flavor with just the right amount of kick. It’s a great addition to any end of summer bash.

Asian Cucumber Salad

  Asian Cucumber Salad

2 English cucumbers, finely sliced

3/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon sesame oil

dash of red pepper flakes

1-2 tbsp sesame seeds

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, water, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, oil, and red peppers flakes (if using) until evenly incorporated. Pour the dressing over the slo Ed cucumbers, tossing to coat. Let the cucumbers ‘marinate’, chilled, for about an hour.
  2. Before serving, sprinkle sesame seeds over top. Serve chilled, but the longer these sit they will eventually turn into Asian-flavored pickles 😉 We make sure to use them within 24 hours.

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Sesame Ginger Pasta Salad

Mayonnaise laden pasta salads are a classic, but they seem to be less in vogue these days. Healthier is in & healthier side dishes are trending. This sesame ginger pasta salad is a lightened up version of the traditional Summer side dish, but with every ounce of flavor we could have possibly packed in & plenty of Asian flair.

 Sesame Ginger Pasta Salad

It’s that time again, the Fourth of July weekend. Time for celebrating the many freedoms and privileges we’ve been afforded.

Time for good food, tasty barbecues, fun times with friends and family, and plenty of fellowship whether it be around the picnic table or by the side of the pool.

One of the staples at all of our Independence Day celebrations is pasta salad. And not necessarily the same pasta salad every year either.

I recently decided to lighten things up, you know from our typically ‘heartier’ pasta sides, for the warmer weather of Spring & Summer.

This new spin on a timeless classic is packed with fresh, crisp veggies, tossed with a ginger dressing laced with Asian flavor.

If that wasn’t tasty enough, the whole thing’s then topped with a generous sprinkle of fresh, thinly sliced green onions and lightly toasted sesame seeds.

So if you’re looking for something a little bit bold, a little bit different, but totally fresh, consider bringing this sesame ginger pasta salad to the potluck table this weekend.

It pairs perfectly with just about anything a cookout can throw at you.

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Want a heartier side dish, or looking to make this healthier pasta salad into a whole meal? That’s simple enough. Add some chopped rotisserie chicken to the bowl, and toss to combine. Alternatively, flaked cooked salmon is another delicious protein option to add in.

Not a fan of toasted sesame seeds? Crispy chow mein noodles or even slivered almonds both add the perfect crunchy topping to servings of this Asian style pasta salad.

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Sesame Ginger Pasta Salad

This tangy Asian flavored pasta salad is chock full of tender veggies and a delicious twist on the traditional cold side salad. It can be served as a side dish to dinner, or as a light lunch.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Pasta, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian
Servings: 6
Calories: 350kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 4 inch ginger root peeled
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 16 oz farfalle pasta cooked according to the package directions, drained
  • 8 oz snow peas blanched
  • 1 sweet red pepper seeded & diced
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

Instructions

  • In a small skillet, over medium heat, toast the sesame seeds, about two minutes or until they’ve turned a light brown. Set them aside.
  • Use a fine grater to grate the ginger into a fine sieve placed over a small bowl. Press out the liquid with the back of a spoon to get the juices out. Should yield about 1 1/2 tbsp worth of liquid. 
  • To the ginger juice, add the mustard, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, and soy sauce. Whisk all the ingredients together until the dressing is smooth.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the cooked pasta, snow peas, diced pepper, chopped celery, and the dressing. 
  • Toss until everything is coated, and then put it in the refrigerator to chill. Serve cold, making sure to toss everything again right before hand.

Notes

Add chopped rotisserie chicken to this recipe to make it a meal, or just to make it a heartier pasta salad.
This dish can also be served at room temperature, depending on personal preference. 

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1153IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg

 

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