Gochujang Spiced Salmon Bites with Broccoli and Green Beans. This is a super quick and easy weeknight dinner meal that’s light with lots of sweet and spicy flavours. Soy marinated salmon bites are oven baked with crispy edges served over pan-fried vegetables tossed in a spicy, savoury sauce and served with sesame seeds, cilantro and fresh lime.
Super simple to prepare, start off by slicing and dicing the salmon into 1-inch cubes. Combine them in a marinade mixture of sesame oil, fish sauce, orange juice, honey, gochujang and soy sauce. Season with salt and pepper tossing to mix well and cover and marinade for a minimum of 2 hours. I like to cube the salmon because as it cooks, all those edges start to caramelize and become crispy which adds more texture in each bite. I like my salmon a little on the crispy-crunchy side rather then most of it being fall apart and very soft which is what happens when you cook larger fillets. It’s a game-changer for sure.
Even though it seems very simple, its wholesome, delicious and very flavourful. If your going to eat something light and minimal, it better have lots of flavours. Perfect to mix things up when your cooking salmon. Swap out that classic olive oil, lemon and onion salmon baked dish for something a little more fun.
Once the salmon is in the oven, its time to get going on the greens. Add the beans and broccoli to a large hot skillet. Add a few splashes of water and cover and cook just a few minutes to steam them. Remove the lid and give everything a good stir, season with sesame oil and salt and pepper. Stir in the garlic, honey and gochujang mixture. Continue cooking until the greens are nice and tender and brown just a bit. Divide the vegetables on each plate, then top with salmon pieces and serve with sesame seeds, cilantro and fresh lime.
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