Vietnamese Caramelized Salmon over Rice with Snow Peas

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Vietnamese Caramelized Salmon over Rice with Snow Peas 4.92/5 (12 votes)

Caramel is very common in Vietnamese cooking. Not to be confused with the candy; these flavors are somewhat sweet,  yet a bit tangy . A great balance and especially wonderful with salmon. Paired with rice and simple crisp snow peas. This is a wonderful meal. And beautiful!

White Rice

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice
  • 3 cups water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place rice and water in a small pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover.
  3. Let cook for 20 minutes (if using brown, follow package directions for cooking time), remove lid, and fluff with a fork.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 75g Calories 150 Fat 0 Sat Fat 0 Sodium 0 Carbs 35 Sugars 0 Fiber Protein 3.

Vietnamese Caramelized Salmon

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 pound salmon, skin removed and cut into 1” pieces
  • 2 green onion, thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oil over medium high heat in a heavy skillet. Once it begins to shimmer, add garlic and let brown very slightly.
  2. Add sugar, vinegar, ground ginger, chicken stock, and soy sauce. Let simmer and reduce for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add salmon, toss in sauce, spread to a single layer, and let cook for 4-5 minutes or until flesh begins to separate.
  4. Serve salmon on a bed of rice, drizzle with sauce, and garnish with sliced green onions.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 242g Calories 249 Fat 10 Sat Fat 1 Sodium 778 Carbs 16 Sugars 12 Fiber 1 Protein 23.

Snow Peas

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound snow peas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Sauté peas in olive oil over medium high heat until they begin to brown slightly on the edges and are bright green.
  2. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 117g Calories 78 Fat 4 Sat Fat 1 Sodium 5 Carbs 8 Fiber 3 Sugars 4 Protein 3.

NOTES

KID NOTE: The big kids did great with this dish. The little one was not a fan of the sauce, so I ran her salmon under water.

VEGETARIAN TIP: Replace the salmon with cubed tofu.

GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Use tamari instead of soy sauce.

2 Comments

  1. OleRN07 says:

    Very Yummy and EASY! Made this with salmon the first night, and shrimp the next night–fantastic!

  2. Rachie3879 says:

    Made it with chicken as we aren’t fans of salmon. Tasty. Cooked the chicken almost all the way first, then added it back in after the sauce reduced. A bit salty once reduced, but I only had full sodium chicken broth. I think with lesser sodium broth it might have been better.

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