Here’s a little story…
When Randy and I first met, this is the dish I made for him on our first casual date. They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!😂
Later he told me he was really skeptical of this dish because he was afraid it would be too fishy.
Well, almost 3 years later and we still make this dish almost weekly.
So yes I am saying it’s a great date night dinner!!
There are minimal ingredients and it’s SO easy, yet it will WOW your guests.
You can literally be done in under 30 minutes.
So…. Let’s get to it!
Sweet and Spicy Salmon
Simply delicious! A nice balance of flavors!
In a small bowl add zest and juice from the lime, sriracha, and maple syrup and mix together
On a small baking pan either spray with nonstick spray or line with aluminum foil.
Add Salmon fillets with flesh side up
Bake 15-20 minutes, salmon should turn slighly opaque
Once the salmon is plated, pour left over sauce from pan onto the salmon
Please note Sockeye Salmon does not go well with this sauce.
Sides that go great with this dish are jasmine or wild rice, roasted potatoes, salad, brussell sprouts or any really any greens.
Ever since we have been getting our vegetables delivered to our door via www.farmhousedelivery.com, we have found the easiest way to eat the majority of them is to do a stir fry. It’s such a #SAS (simple and satisfying) way to get in tons of veggies!!
If you are not already aware, I do not like using pre-made packaged sauces. They are filled with tons of fillers, MSG and preservatives and my body does not react well to them. I much prefer to control what goes into my food!!
So let’s get down to business and make a #SAS stir fry!!
Simply take whatever veggies you have in the fridge chop and add to the stir fry. Some ideas are carrots, mushrooms, colored bell peppers, onions, bamboo shoots, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, kale, swiss chard, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, etc.
In a small bowl, add soy sauce, lime juice, maple syrup and sriracha. Mix together and taste, you might find you need a touch more maple syrup or it's fine as is.
Chop all veggies to equal sizes and set aside.
Very lightly salt your protein choice as there will be enough salt in the sauce. Season with pepper and garlic powder as well.
In a large pan or wok, heat up coconut oil on medium-high heat. Once pan is heated add protien source and cook until done and remove from pan.
Add veggies to the pan and cook to desired tenderness. Add your protein choice back to the pan and add sauce. Mix all together until sauce is well combined with protein and veggies. Add in cilantro, mix together and remove the pan from the heat.
Serve in a bowl and enjoy!!
If using chicken, beef or pork be sure to cut into small sizes about 1-inch pieces before cooking. This will cut down on your cooking time and you won't have big chunks of meat in your stir fry.
You can enjoy this dish with rice or vermicelli pasta if you wish!