Monday, January 11, 2010

Almond Crusted Alaskan Salmon with Brown Rice and Kale

It's been snowing generously in the Northern Ohio past week.Beautiful blue sky and sun shine after nearly a week,is definitely warming.

Make Hay while the sun shines.Rising Sun peeking through the window Icicles ,ain't that pretty ?

In celebration of the sunshine,here is another one of the quick and healthy 30-minute meals, I love to make more often with combination of different whole grains and greens.Be sure to buy the best ingredients to get the most health value.
Wild Salmon
Thriving more naturally in Wild ,Alaskan salmon are considered the healthiest and nutritionally better than Farm-raised,for its higher in protein ,omega 3s and lower in lower in Pro-inflammatory Omega 6s.There are many other good reason to avoid the farm raised fish,read here.

Recipe :Almond Crusted Alaskan Salmon

2(6 ounce) Alaskan Wild salmon fillets
1/2 cup raw almonds
5-6 fresh or frozen cranberries
1 tablespoon dried herb mix or use some finely chopped fresh herbs(rosemary or thyme)
1/2 teaspoon hot chili powder
1/2 teaspoon each of ground cumin and coriander
1 big clove garlic,minced or grated
1 teaspoon ginger,minced or grated
3/4 teaspoon salt

Process the almonds in a food processor or blender until coarsely chopped.Add the cranberries,salt and the spices ,pulse again until well mixed.
Preheat oven to 375F.Keep the salmon fillets in lightly grease baking sheet or large cast iron pan.Spread about a tablespoon of the mixture all over the top of the salmon fillets.Baked for 12-15 minutes until the fish is cooked through and the crust is toasted.Serve warm with any kind of whole grains.

Recipe : Spice Seasoned Brown Rice and Garlic sauteed Kale

For Rice
1 1/2 cup brown rice
few whole spices like cinnamon sticks,cloves,star anise or bay leaf
1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger,(keep whole do not slice)
1/2 teaspoon salt

For Kale
1 small bunch kale,rinsed and chopped
2 cloves garlic,finely chopped
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Rinse the rice and soak in 2 1/2 cups of water for 10-15 minutes to quicken the cooking process.Add the whole spices,ginger,salt to the rice,partially cover and cook for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.

Saute the Kale,heat oil in pan at medium heat,add the garlic and saute for a minutes then add the Kale and 1/4 cup of water.Season with salt and pepper.Cover and cook until Kale is tender,about 5-6 minutes.Mix in the cooked rice and serve with the salmon.Remove the whole spices and the piece of ginger before serving.


Sathya Sankar said...

The salmon looks delicious,brown rice and kale makes a healthy meal !

PJ said...

love the salmon with brown rice and kale! so healthy and delicious.

Soma said...

Send me that fish. Love the icicles and the fish!

Mother Rimmy said...

Terrific and healthy meal. I love it! I've just recently become a fan of kale. I like it better than spinach.

Arlette said...

Hello Yasmeen

what are you doing to me, its 11.30pm and Iam drilling.. oh my God, it looks delicious.
To be honest never cooked Kale before I should try it , my friend tells me its tasty .

I didnt know you have this much snow like North Bay... Is it also cold like here???
it -20C below zero now!!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, those icicles are beautiful!

A great dish! That encrusted salmon must taste really good...



Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, those icicles are beautiful!

A great dish! That encrusted salmon must taste really good...



Pavithra said...

I loved the first photo very much.. nice recipe and the platter looks so healthy and colorful.

Anu said...

Healthy meal.. Nice click..

Nithya said...

Wowwwwww. the first two pics are great.. wish i could be there.. looks really nice.. :)

Nice dish too :)

Priya said...

Woww those first two clicks are beautiful..

Absolutely delicious almond crusted salmon..makes me hungry..Such a healthy dish and prefect dish for this chilling weather..

Happy cook said...

Love the icy pic. ANd love salmon with a crust too.

Akal's Saappadu said...

lovely pictures of the beautiful blue sky !!

the salmon/cranberries/almonds combination sounds absolutely smashing and very new to me!! nicely balanced with the rice and kale!!! nice recipe!!

Sarah Naveen said...

That pic is so pretty..!!!
Salmon looks mouthwatering..Healthy and yummy

Asha said...

Pretty indeed, God himself showing up at your window! Enjoy the beautiful brrrrr...!!! :)

Only fish I order at the restaurant, Salmon looks delicious topped with brown rice and Kale. Health galore, good one.

SE said...

great snap of the icicles !!! Enjoy the moments and the season !! very healthy meal with salmon and brown rice !

5 Star Foodie said...

Cool pictures of the icicles! And I love the almond crusted salmon, so delicious!

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, pictures are adorable...

Wild salmon crusted with almonds, cruncy and thats the best way to welcome/enjoy sunshine:)

Kalyn said...

What a gorgeous dish, and I love your icicle photos too.

Mona said...

Gorgeous clicks Yasmeen!

Fortunately winter this time at my place is tolerable alhamdulillah. And I am totally loving it. I hope that it stays so too in the future.

The almond crusted salmon looks mouth watering! I have never tried Kale, Inshallah will buy it sometime to try. Thanks for sharing!

chakhlere said...

What a yummy meal!!!

Loved the idea almond crust.

Rahin said...

Salmon looks beautiful Yasmeen, brown rice and kale, both are my favourites, nice clicks

Bria @ West of Persia said...

Looks amazing, Yasmeen. What a creative way to enjoy salmon. Can't wait to try it!

Jen said...

Fantastic...I love the winter sunshine.The platter is so full of nutrition.

Spice said...

Quite healthy meal.....everybody is a big fan of fish meals in my house...

Ayesha said...

Beautiful pictures Yasmeen.I have never seen snow in my life.Like the fish platter too.

Organic said...

Great pictures.The crusted salmon with rice and kale sounds like a complete meal.

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