Asian Noodles with Poached Salmon; Wild Salmon Burritos
Our recipes this week cover the globe from Osaka to Oaxaca, and offer big contrasts in flavor and texture.
Asian Ginger Noodles with Poached Salmon
Adapted from AlaskaSeafood.org.
4 skinless-boneless wild salmon fillets (6 oz each)
6 cups water
2 packages (6 to 8 oz each) natural ramen, soba, or rice noodles
3 cups total of any four of the following, in roughly equal proportions: edamame beans, sliced napa cabbage, bok choy, sliced carrots, chopped spinach, sliced mushrooms, snow pea pods
1/4 cup julienned fresh ginger
1/4 cup chopped scallions
2‒4 teaspoons low-sodium natural soy sauce, to taste (or same volume white miso paste)
Crushed peanuts for topping
Wild Salmon Burritos
You can also make these burritos with fresh-frozen fillets… just cook them until barely done before adding them to the other ingredients to re-heat through. Adapted from AlaskaSeafood.org.
2 cans (7.5 oz each) traditional Wild Red Alaska Salmon (with skin and bones) OR 2 cans (6.5 oz each) skinless, boneless Wild Red Alaska Salmon
1/2 large red bell pepper, cut in thin strips
1/2 medium yellow onion, cut in thin strips
2 teaspoons fresh chopped garlic
2 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon organic black pepper
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
2‒3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 can (7 oz) salsa verde
1 can (16 oz) no-fat-added refried beans, heated
1‒1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
3/4 cup low-fat sour cream
3 cups shredded lettuce
6 large flour tortillas, warmed
1 cup red salsa
2 diced avocados
Variation: Substitute red salsa or molé sauce for the salsa verde. Add sliced jalapeño peppers, if desired.
Nutrients per serving: 646 calories, 28 g total fat, 9 g saturated fat, 38% calories from fat, 67 mg cholesterol, 36 g protein, 65 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 1730 mg sodium, 544 mg calcium, and 1.4 g omega-3 fatty acids.