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Teriyaki salmon with cauliflower rice

GEHA | March 19, 2019

This recipe is low in carbohydrates yet high in protein.

Teriyaki salmon with cauliflower rice ingredients:

2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. dry sherry or balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon no-calorie sweetener
1 tsp. fresh minced garlic
1 tsp. fresh, minced ginger
4 (6-ounce) wild salmon fillets, skin removed
1 head cauliflower (roughly chopped)
1/2 white onion, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tsp. canola oil
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped, fresh cilantro leaves
1 tsp. sesame seeds
2 scallions (finely chopped)

In a heatproof 8-inch by 8-inch baking pan, add the marinade ingredients: soy sauce, water, sherry, sesame oil, white vinegar, Splenda, garlic, and ginger. Use a fork to gently combine ingredients. Add salmon fillets on their side. Cover with foil and marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.

When ready to cook the salmon, remove the fish from the fridge and preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Meanwhile, trim and discard the leaves from the cauliflower. Roughly chop the cauliflower florets and the peeled onion. Add to the bowl of a food processor in batches, pulsing until the mixture resembles couscous. (The key to getting the correct consistency is to not overload the food processor.) Transfer mixture to a medium bowl until all the cauliflower rice has been made.

Place the baking pan with the salmon in the preheated oven and bake until salmon is almost fully cooked, about 10 to 12 minutes, depending on thickness. Increase the heat to broil (or turn on broiler) and broil the salmon another 2 to 4 minutes to brown. Fish is done when easily flaked with a fork.

Meanwhile, warm canola oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower. Season with salt and, stirring frequently, cook until cauliflower mixture is tender, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro. Transfer cauliflower to a platter.

Use a spatula to transfer the salmon fillets onto cauliflower. Pour teriyaki sauce from the pan over the salmon. Garnish salmon with sesame seeds and scallions. Serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional values per serving:

13 gtotal fat
2 .1 gsaturated fat
9 gcarbohydrate
3 gdietary fiber
38 g protein
430 mgsodium

Reprinted on March 19, 2019, courtesy of the American Heart Association. For more, visit