John went fishing at Buoy 10 in Astoria, OR and caught some huge salmon. One of them was almost 40lbs! Apparently, Buoy 10 is THE place to be right now. Most boats that fish there manage to reach their limits by 7:00-8:00am. John was explaining how almost instantaneous it was to catch a fish once the line was in the water. Now that's my kind of fishing.
Although the fishing experience sounded awesome, I was really excited about the bounty possibilities.
Store-bought salmon has absolutely nothing on truly fresh salmon. If you've had fresh salmon, you know what I'm talking about. It has so much more flavor, a way better texture and the color is gorgeous. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Because fresh salmon is so wonderful on it's own, I wanted to keep the recipe simple and clean.
I ended up making a baked, lightly glazed, teriyaki salmon. Super simple. Especially because I used a store-bought teriyaki sauce instead of making one from scratch. The sauce was speckled with sesame seeds and was really sweet and sticky. I didn't look at the label, but I'm convinced the two main ingredients consisted of sugar and salt. Oh well.
Green beans and brown rice rounded out the meal.
Teriyaki Salmon Bowl Suggecipe
- fresh salmon fillets
- teriyaki sauce - homemade or store-bought
- a grain - rice, quinoa, farro, barley, etc.
- a vegetable - green beans, broccoli, brussels sprouts, bok choy, etc.
- olive oil
- s + p
Begin by cooking your grain. Then, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. While the grain is cooking and the oven is preheating, glaze the salmon. Place the salmon in the oven and cook for 10-20 minutes. Then, saute the vegetable in olive oil over medium-high heat until slightly tender. Season with s + p. When the grain, salmon and vegetable are done, combine them into a bowl. Garnish if desired.
Bowls are one of my favorite dishes to make and eat. Just take whatever grain, protein and veggie you have on hand, combine them and add a sauce. Instant yummy-ness.
Bowl are especially tasty when you have access to salmon that was caught a day prior to eating. So. Good.