Burmese salmon salad with lemongrass and bell pepper

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Burmese salmon salad with lemongrass and bell pepper

Mediterranean, Soy-Free, Lean & Clean, Diabetes-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Carb-Conscious, Dairy-Free, Paleo

2 Servings, 530 Calories/Serving

20 Minutes

For this fast paleo and gluten-free main-course salad, we dust fish with crushed coriander seeds and beet powder to give it a bright aroma and crimson hue.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sun Basket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • Fish options:
  • 2 wild Alaskan skin-on salmon fillets (about 5 ounces each)
  • 2 wild Alaskan skinless halibut fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 wild skin-on snapper fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 sustainably raised Faroe Islands skinless salmon fillets (about 5 ounces each)
  • 1½ teaspoons beet powder
  • 1 organic romaine heart or other lettuce
  • 1 organic red or other bell pepper
  • 1 organic lemon
  • Sun Basket lemongrass paste (lemongrass - EVOO - garlic - ginger - turmeric)
  • ½ teaspoon red chile flakes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 530, Protein: 41g (82% DV), Fiber: 7g (28% DV), Total Fat: 31g (48% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 18g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.5g, Saturated Fat: 4g (20% DV), Cholesterol: 135mg (45% DV), Sodium: 105mg (4% DV), Carbohydrates: 20g (7% DV), Total Sugars: 8g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.

Instructions

2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use

1

Prep and cook the fish

  • On a cutting board, using a rolling pin or the bottom of a small pot or bowl, lightly crush the coriander seeds.
  • Pat the fish dry with a paper towel; season lightly with salt and pepper and sprinkle with the beet powder and crushed coriander.
In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking.

For skin-on salmon: Add the fish, skin side down, and cook until the skin is crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and cook until the flesh is opaque and flaky, 1 to 2 minutes.

For skinless salmon: Add the fish and cook until lightly browned on the bottom side, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and cook until the flesh is opaque and flaky, 2 to 4 minutes.

For halibut: Add the fish and cook until lightly browned on the bottom side, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and cook until the flesh is opaque and flaky, 2 to 4 minutes.

For snapper: Add the fish, skin side down, and cook until the skin is crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn and cook until the flesh is opaque and flaky, 2 to 4 minutes.

Transfer to a plate to cool slightly. Using a fork, flake the fish into bite-size pieces; if using skin-on salmon or snapper, discard the skin if desired. Wipe out the pan. While the fish cooks, prepare the remaining ingredients.

2

Prep the remaining ingredients

  • Trim the root end from the romaine heart; coarsely chop the leaves.
  • Remove the stem, ribs, and seeds from the bell pepper; thinly slice the pepper.
  • Juice half the lemon; cut half into wedges for garnish. [Juice 1 lemon; cut 1 lemon into wedges.]

3

Make the salad

In the same pan used for the fish, add the lemongrass paste, 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] oil, and as many chile flakes as you like and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the romaine, bell pepper, sesame seeds, and 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] lemon juice and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve

Transfer the salad to individual bowls, top with the fish, and serve with the lemon wedges.
Kids Can!
  • Crush the coriander seeds.
  • Juice the lemon.
  • Time the fish.