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Mar
19
Salmon StirFry


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Salmon stir-fry is a popular meal in our house. It's a dish we all love and one that can be on the table in 20 minutes. If you have the forethought to get the salmon in the marinade the night before, it makes for an even quicker prep. But I do have a few cheats up my sleeve if you're really pressed for time.



Marinade:



-1/2c low sodium tamari (we use tamari in our house because it's gluten free, soy sauce works here too, just make sure it's low sodium)



-1/3c water



-6" piece of fresh lemongrass



-1-1.5" piece of ginger, peeled



- 1 clove garlic



-1-2 limes juiced and the zest from 1



-1 tbsp toasted sesame oil



-4 6-8oz Salmon portions (skin on or off, leave that up to preference)



-2c long grain rice



-Mix of vegetables (carrots, green beans, mushrooms, red peppers, onions and broccoli) (or just use your favorite frozen stir fry mix)



Instructions: Finely chop the lemongrass, ginger and garlic and then mix with the wet ingredients, you can also use a food processor for this for this step and blend all ingredients at once. In a container, place the salmon portions snug and cover with marinade. By using a container that's only *just* big enough for the salmon means, you have to use less marinade to cover the fish. Marinade this overnight, or for at least 10 minutes.



Preheat grill and then start the rice, we rinse our rice well, and then cook on the stove 1 parts rice to 2 parts water, for 20 minutes. Once the rice is simmering, get your vegetables ready. Steam them if you're using raw, or low heat if you're using a bag mix. (add about 1/2-3/4 cup of the used marinade to the vegetables once the fish is done marinating, marinade will cook down in to a sauce)



Grill the Salmon on medium heat until done, approximately 10mins. You want to get some grill marks on both sides, and you'll get some nice smoky flavor, too. Marinading overnight will help create a beautiful glaze over the fish and a deeper flavor. If you only had time for a quick marinade, be sure to baste the fish at least once while it's grilling.



To each plate, add a scoop of rice, some veggies and the fish and drizzle over any of the veggie/marinade sauce that was left in the pan. And that's it: an easy stir fry dish, that is tasty, healthy, and delicious!


Garnish options: Thinly sliced spring onions, toasted sesame seeds, or fresh squeeze of lime. Use one, none or all three.



Tips: You can use a bottled marinade, our favorite is Big Tree Farms Gingery Lime Marinade.