One of my favorite recipes for salmon is a sauté I do with veggies. This fills you up, has tons of veggies and tastes delicious! This recipe is for two servings and is packed full of vitamins and nutrients!
This is also one of our staples at fitness camp. Salmon is full of healthy omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, protein and a proud superfood, salmon is so good for you!
10 oz Salmon Filet, skinned – cut in to 1-2inch pieces
2 cups Broccoli Slaw
8oz Brussel Sprouts – halved or quartered
1/4c Sweet Potato – cubed
1/2 Medium Onion – diced
1c Fresh Kale – hard stems removed, chopped
4 Cherry Tomatoes – quartered
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Carolina BBQ Sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Do yourself a big time-saving favor and pop the brussel sprouts and sweet potato in the microwave for about a minute or two, until they aren’t rock hard anymore.
2. Cut the Salmon in to about 1-2 inch pieces
3. Turn the heat to medium high and add 1/2 of the olive oil. When the pan gets hot, add the Salmon, salt and pepper to taste and saute until almost done to your liking then set aside on a plate.
4. Add to the pan the other half of the olive oil and all of the veggies except the tomatoes, saute on med-high heat until they are done to your liking. I prefer mine with a bit of browning and still al dente, but if you like your veggies soft, keep them in a bit longer! Salt and Pepper very lightly, we are adding sauce later that will be a major source of flavor
5. Add to the pan the BBQ Sauce and toss with veggies
6. Add the remaining salmon and tomatoes, saute for about two minutes or until salmon is cooked to desired doneness.
Split in to two bowls and enjoy!
This is such a filling recipe and full of healthy fats and delicious veggies! The sauce is used to just barely flavor the dish, you want the flavor of the vegetables and the salmon to stand out!
You can use whatever sauce you want with this recipe, just keep it at 1Tbsp and make sure it isn’t pure salt or sugar! The Carolina BBQ sauce has more vinegar than a traditional BBQ sauce and doesn’t rely as much on sugar for flavor. We have done: Curry, citrus (ginger and squeezed orange), fresh squeezed lime juice in the summer, etc. A touch of any sauce you want will add flavor and still highlight the veggies and salmon. What is your favorite way to make salmon? Feel free to leave a comment!