Not only is this a quick & easy dish that took me no more than 30 minutes to whip up, but it’s also made in ONE POT! You. Are. Welcome! If you can’t stand a pile of dishes in the sink as much as I do then I know this touches your soul. This recipe is perfect for a casual week night dinner, a weekend date night, or for me, my husband went out of town and I wanted to treat myself to something yummy I could cozy up with in bed while watching a movie. I love asian inspired ingredients and I just happened to have all these ingredients laying around and piece of salmon in the fridge that needed to be eaten! This really was a bowl of flavor-town…sweet, salty, spicy, crunchy, buttery, mmmmm… so satisfying. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!! This recipe serves two, so adjust accordingly for the number of people you’re feeding.
-1/2 lb. salmon, with any bones and skin removed
-asian rice noodles (linguine style)
– about 1/2 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
-about 1 tsp. roasted garlic powder
-3/4 cup orange juice
-1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
-1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce (I use gluten free Tamari)
-5 dashes sesame oil
-a good glug of olive oil
-3 dashes fish sauce
-about 1 cup water
-2 heaping tablespoons cornstarch
-1/4 cup frozen peas
-1/4 cup chopped unsalted peanuts
-orange segments (with pairing knife segment the orange flesh by cutting between segment membranes- or feel free to use canned mandarin oranges)
-juice of 1 whole lime
-1 tbsp chili garlic sauce
-In fairly large pot (I use a large deep sauté pan) add in a good glug of olive oil over medium heat
-Once hot, season salmon with roasted garlic powder and black pepper on both sides and place into pan. Don’t move it around or the salmon with flake apart. It will be ready to flip once it releases from pan easily (about 5-7 minutes or so.
-After you flip your salmon, add in your saucey ingredients: sesame oil, orange juice, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, fish sauce
-Mix cornstarch in with your cup of water to make slurry, then add in to your pan and combine with saucey ingredients
-Add in frozen peas and stir the sauce until slightly thickened (about 8-10 minutes or so)
-Add in your noodles into the saucey mixture with salmon and move them around until submerged into the sauce and so they don’t stick together (add in more water as needed if you need to thin out mixture). Noodles should take about 5 minutes to be al dente.
-Squeeze the lime juice over top
-Add in your orange segments
-Put dabs of your chili garlic sauce over top (this is spicy so use as much or little as you’d like!)
-Then top with peanuts and sesame seeds
-Serve family style in pot and enjoy! Feel free to add scallions on top, I just didn’t have any!
From my happy & healthy belly to yours,