Easy Crispy Salmon Bowl with Marinated Cucumber 

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

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Easy Crispy Salmon Bowl with Marinated Cucumber 
This recipe combines omega-3-packed salmon with fueling carbohydrates from brown rice in an antioxidant-rich bowl. The salmon is quickly marinated, then broiled to crisp perfection. The marinated cucumbers add a nice crunchy contrast and a hint of spice to this balanced bowl.
Serving Amount
  • 14 cup soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed and minced

  • 1 Juice from lime

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tsp grated ginger

  • 2 salmon filets, cubed

  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked

  • 2 stalks green onion, chopped

  • 14 cup pistachios, roughly chopped

  • 1 bell pepper, any color, diced

  • Optional – 2 Tbsp. spicy mayo

  • 14 cup ponzu sauce

  • 1 tbsp lemongrass paste

  • 2 tsp chili garlic sauce (sambal oelek)

  • 2 tbsp black and/or white sesame seeds

  • 1 English cucumber, sliced 1/8 inch thick

  • Step 1

    Prepare marinade. In a bowl, whisk soy sauce, honey, garlic, lime juice, olive oil and ginger. Reserve 3 tablespoons of marinade. 

  • Step 2

    In a flat dish or bowl, place salmon cubes in the marinade. Allow the fish to marinate for 20-30 minutes while you prepare the other ingredients and marinate the cucumbers (recipe below). 

  • Step 3

    Preheat the oven with a broiler. Place the marinated salmon cubes on a foil-lined sheet pan. Place on the top rack under the broiler for about 7 minutes or until cooked to desired texture/temperature. Drizzle reserved marinade over salmon. 

  • Step 4

    Serve salmon over brown rice. Top with green onion, pistachios and bell pepper. Add marinated cucumber. Drizzle any reserved marinade from marinated cucumber along with optional spicy mayo, if desired. 

  • Step 5

    In a bowl, whisk together ponzu sauce, lemongrass paste, chili garlic sauce and sesame seeds. Add sliced cucumbers and combine until cucumbers are coated in marinade. Let cucumber sit for a few minutes, and repeat tossing to marinate. Serve with salmon bowl. 

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