Jamie says: I have no idea why, but I got the sudden craving for wasabi peas when I was at the grocery store yesterday. Maybe there was a wasabi pea billboard or bus wrap or commercial on the radio. (Just kidding.) I added the box to my cart, figuring I would come up with something good for them…
I also was reminded of the bourbon I had, so I thought that Bourbon Salmon could be the main part of this meal…
And I bought lots of produce, like these onions, from the farmers’ market, so they were going in, too…
And so, that’s how I created tonight’s dinner- Bourbon Salmon over Ginger Broccoli Slaw with Wasabi Peas and Peanuts.
It was tasty and unique. If I had chopsticks, those would have been fun. The wasabi peas and peanuts added a nice crunch and bold flavor, and the apple cider vinegar added a little tang.
Bourbon Salmon over Ginger Broccoli Slaw with Wasabi Peas and Peanuts
- 0.4 lbs salmon
- 1 Tbsp bourbon (Blanton’s The Original Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey, 93 proof)
- 1/2 small onion
- 2 green onions (farmers’ market)
- 1 Tbsp canola oil
- dash sea salt
- 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 cup broccoli slaw (Eat Smart)
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 2 Tbps apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
- 2 Tbsp wasabi peas (Publix)
- 2 Tbsp lightly salted cocktail peanuts (Planters)
- Place salmon in a small baking dish. Pour bourbon on top and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to marinate in refrigerator, about 6 hours.
- Preheat oven to 375 °F. Remove plastic wrap from salmon. Bake for 18 minutes or until salmon flakes with a fork and is cooked throughout.
- Meanwhile, chop onion and slice green onions. Place a saute’ pan on medium heat. Pour canola oil in pan. Add onions and green onions. Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Saute’ for 6 minutes or until soft, stirring frequently. Add broccoli slaw, ginger, and apple cider vinegar. Stir. Cook about 6 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally.
- To serve, plate broccoli slaw. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, wasabi peas and peanuts. Top with cooked salmon. Enjoy!
- Nutrition note: This meal is a nutrient powerhouse! It’s high in protein, has cancer-fighting cruciferous veggies, and has heart-healthy fats from the salmon, canola oil, and peanuts.