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Asian Salmon and Noodles is a simple, elegant and mouthwatering dish. Sear the salmon, then finish under the broiler, for gorgeous color and deep flavor. Sauteed vegetables and fettucini make this a complete meal in every bite

Asian Salmon and Noodles is a simple, elegant and mouthwatering dish. Sear the salmon, then finish under the broiler, for gorgeous color and deep flavor. Sauteed vegetables and fettucini make this a complete meal in every bite #salmon #broiledsalmon #seafood #vegetables #noodles #fettucini #asianinspiredsauce #karylskulinarykrusade

I was a pretty picky eater as a kid. If I loved something, I would eat it nonstop. But if I didn’t like something, even if I’d never tried it, I refused to eat it. My parents never forced me to eat anything I didn’t like, and I’m guessing it was because I was such a good eater with foods I loved.

I don’t remember ever eating salmon as a kid, and it made the dislike list. No real good reason, I think I just didn’t like the way it looked. My friend Denise finally got me to try it one weekend at the beach about 25 years ago. She took it out to cook, ignored me when I gave her “that look”, and insisted that I would like it. One bite, and I fell in love.

When I moved to Oklahoma, I refused to eat seafood for the first year. Then I finally gave in and bought frozen seafood from Sam’s Club, primarily shrimp and salmon. Eventually I discovered two seafood markets in Tulsa, and both fly in fresh seafood daily. Of course I love fresh seafood, but I don’t get to Tulsa that often, so I normally rely on frozen.

Now that I’m a salmon lover, I eat it as often as I can. My Old Bay Salmon Cakes combine fresh salmon and Old Bay seasoning for a delicious lunch. My Open Faced Blackened Salmon Sandwich is kind of like a BLT, but even better. One of my very early salmon recipes, and one I don’t make often enough, is Asian Salmon and Noodles

Asian Salmon and Noodles is a simple, elegant and mouthwatering dish. Sear the salmon, then finish under the broiler, for gorgeous color and deep flavor. Sauteed vegetables and fettucini make this a complete meal in every bite #salmon #broiledsalmon #seafood #vegetables #noodles #fettucini #asianinspiredsauce #karylskulinarykrusade

Asian Salmon and Noodles is so delicious! It’s easy to make and so full of flavors.

KEYS TO THE PERFECT ASIAN SALMON AND NOODLES
  • Cook the onions on low, so they develop the beautiful golden color and sweetness. Add thin-sliced garlic for 1-2 minutes, so they get beautifully golden and sweet as well
  • Mix in your favorite vegetables! I use snow peas, mushrooms and asparagus, but have also substituted green beans, snap peas, and broccoli
  • The sauce is a simple combination of Low Sodium Soy Sauce, Raw Honey, Sriracha hot sauce and vegetable broth. I use my Homemade Vegetable Broth because it has a wonderful depth of flavor
  • Cook the Fettucini separately, and add to the vegetables and sauce for about a minute at the end. You can substitute spaghetti or any other long noodle
  • Finish with Toasted Sesame Seeds. You can buy them toasted in the spice aisle of the grocery store
Asian Salmon and Noodles is a simple, elegant and mouthwatering dish. Sear the salmon, then finish under the broiler, for gorgeous color and deep flavor. Sauteed vegetables and fettucini make this a complete meal in every bite #salmon #broiledsalmon #seafood #vegetables #noodles #fettucini #asianinspiredsauce #karylskulinarykrusade
GETTING THAT BEAUTIFUL COLOR ON THE SALMON

I have to admit, my biggest challenge with Asian Salmon and Noodles is the salmon. Overcooked it, burned it, you name it. My broiler doesn’t tell me when it’s ready, so I have to guess. Now, rather than fight with the guesswork, I turn on the broiler when I put on the water to boil for the pasta, so it times out well. Another key is to use a piece of salmon that’s at least 1/2″ – 3/4″ thick. If you use a thin cut, it will overcook and burn in no time.

The process is also quite simple:

  • Mix together Low Sodium Soy Sauce and Raw Honey in a small bowl and set aside
  • Season the salmon generously with sea salt and fresh-cracked black pepper
  • Heat Avocado Oil or Canola Oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat
  • Sear the salmon on both sides, for about 90 seconds each
  • Brush top of salmon with soy sauce and honey mixture, and transfer to broiler
Asian Salmon and Noodles is a simple, elegant and mouthwatering dish. Sear the salmon, then finish under the broiler, for gorgeous color and deep flavor. Sauteed vegetables and fettucini make this a complete meal in every bite #salmon #broiledsalmon #seafood #vegetables #noodles #fettucini #asianinspiredsauce #karylskulinarykrusade

I definitely need to keep Asian Salmon and Noodles higher on my regular meal plan list. It’s so flavorful and delicious. My parents are vegetarian and eat salmon regularly. I made this for my dad when he was visiting last month, and he absolutely loved it.

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Asian Salmon and Noodles - Karyl's Kulinary Krusade

Asian Salmon and Noodles

Yield: 2 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • NOODLE & VEGETABLE INGREDIENTS
  • 4 ounces Fettucini
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup yellow onions, sliced
  • 4 cloves thin-sliced raw garlic
  • 4 ounces baby portobello mushrooms, quartered or sliced
  • 1 cup snow peas, sliced in half diagonally
  • 10 spears asparagus, hard ends removed, sliced at an angle
  • 2 Tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth (I use homemade)
  • SALMON INGREDIENTS
  • 6 ounce salmon steaks
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Avocado oil or Canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce

GARNISH

  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • green onions, white ends removed, diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler. My broiler does not give me a "ready" indicator, so I find that if I preheat it at the start, it will be hot and ready to go when I am
  2. NOODLES & VEGETABLES
  3. Cook fettucini according to box directions, in pot of boiling, salted water
  4. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, Sriracha, and broth. Stir well to combine, and set aside
  5. Heat butter in medium skillet. Add onions and cook, over medium-low heat, until soft and light golden brown. Add thin-sliced garlic, and cook for 2 minutes, until golden and fragrant
  6. Turn heat to medium. Add asparagus and saute for about 7 minutes. Add snow peas and mushrooms, and cook for another 5 minutes
  7. Pour sauce mixture into skillet, and cook for 1 minute. Drain fettucini, and add to vegetable mixture for one minute, so noodles soak up sauce
  8. SALMON
  9. Season salmon generously with salt & pepper
  10. Heat large, oven-safe skillet on medium-high heat. Add oil to skillet, and when it's sizzling, add salmon to the skillet
  11. Sear salmon for 90 seconds. When salmon releases easily from the skillet, turn over salmon and sear for another 90 seconds
  12. Mix honey & soy sauce together. Brush top of salmon with mixture
  13. Place salmon under broiler for 2 minutes. If desired, brush more sauce on salmon halfway through. Using an oven mitt, carefully remove skillet from oven
  14. Portion pasta and vegetables into bowls. Top with salmon, sesame seeds and green onions
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

Adapted from Julia’s Album

Asian Salmon and Noodles is a simple, elegant and mouthwatering dish. Sear the salmon, then finish under the broiler, for gorgeous color and deep flavor. Sauteed vegetables and fettucini make this a complete meal in every bite #salmon #broiledsalmon #seafood #vegetables #noodles #fettucini #asianinspiredsauce #karylskulinarykrusade
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