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Caramelized Teriyaki Salmon with Sesame Toasted Buckwheat | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
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Caramelized Teriyaki Salmon with Sesame Toasted Buckwheat.

This is super simple, super quick and crazy delicious caramelized teriyaki salmon.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 341kcal

Ingredients

Sesame Toasted Buckwheat

  • 1 cup raw buckwheat groats*
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • juice + zest of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 1/2 hot house or english cucumber sliced thin
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped

Instructions

Sesame Toasted Buckwheat

  • Bring 2 cups water to a boil, add the buckwheat and boil until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain. Add the buckwheat to a bowl and toss with the soy sauce, peanut oil, honey, lime zest + juice and ginger. Stir in the cucumber, green onions and cilantro. Keep warm and serve a long side the salmon.

Salmon

  • In a bowl, whisk together the sake, rice vinegar, soy sauce and ginger. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil. Sprinkle the top of the fish with with the sugar. Once hot, add the salmon, skin side down. Sear for 2-3 minutes or until the skin is crisp. Carefully flip the salmon and cook another 2-3 minutes or until the salmon has caramelized slightly. Carefully remove the salmon from the pan.
  • Wipe the skillet clean of any grease and add the teriyaki sauce. Bring the sauce to a boil and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by a 1/3. Add the salmon, skin facing up. Cook two minutes and then remove from the heat. Serve the salmon along side the buckwheat and drizzled with the teriyaki sauce. EAT!

Notes

* You can also substitute soba noodles for the buckwheat, I did, and found them to be delicious! *Salmon inspired by the January 2016 issue of Bon Appetit.

Nutrition

Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 1164mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 3.1mg