Salmon with Green Onion Vinaigrette
with sugar snap peas & quinoa
A simple vinaigrette is a great way to add flavor to salmon. The addition of sauted green onions provide sweetness and zest. Paired with sweet and crunchy sugar snap peas and quinoa, we have ourselves a tasty and balanced meal.
- Sugar snap peas - 3/4 lb, trimmed
- Cooking oil - 2 tsp
- Quinoa - 1 cup, dry
- Salmon fillets (4 to 6 oz) - 4 fillets
- Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped
- Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
- Rice vinegar - 2 Tbsp
- White wine vinegar - 1 Tbsp
- Olive oil - 3 Tbsp
- Quinoa - If you're making tomorrow night's meal, make both nights worth of quinoa tonight (2 cups (472 ml)) quinoa + 3 1/2 cups (823 ml) of water). Otherwise Combine quinoa with 1 3/4 cups (411 ml) of water. Add in a generous dash of salt. Bring to a boil covered. Lower heat, keep covered, and cook until liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes
- Salmon - Rinse and dry fish. Salt & pepper
- Green onions - Prep as directed
- Sugar snap peas - Trim off ends (give your kids a pair of scissors and get them trimming!).
- Preheat oven to 400F (204C) degrees.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tbs. cooking oil and then green onions to heated oil with some salt. Saute until softened, ~3 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Return skillet to heat and add remaining cooking oil to pan. Tilt to cover and then add salmon to heated oil, presentation side down. Sear for 3 minutes and then flip. Transfer to oven and cook for another 6 to 12 minutes depending on width (Our rule of thumb is about 5 minutes / half inch (1.25 cm)).
- While salmon is cooking, heat a saute pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. (30ml) of oil and then sugar snap peas to heated oil with some salt. Saute for 3 to 5 minutes, until softened but crunchy.
- Whisk cooked onions with vinegars and olive oil. Season to taste with salt & pepper.
- Enjoy salmon drizzled with vinaigrette.
So yum! I loved the vinaigrette! We can't seem to find fresh snap peas, so I used fresh green beans instead. Everything was a hit =)0 Helpful
Really like this dish. We have non-stick pans, though, so I think it caused this dish to be much more oily than I'm sure intended. Will definitely cut down the oils next time; marked this as a "favorite!"0 Helpful
Flavors did not seem to work well together...my husband was not a fan of the "vinaigrette" idea at all0 Helpful
Seemed like it wasn't really a composed meal. Buch of good stuff sort of thrown together. Not bad stuff, but rather like leftover night without the leftovers.0 Helpful
Didn't make the snap peas, but made broccoli instead and sprinkled the vinegar and green onions on top of that and the salmon. Tasted good.0 Helpful