Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Srirachi Cream Salmon with Pineapple Jicama Rice

Srirachi Cream Salmon with Pineapple Jicama Rice

                One of the pictures floating around Pintrest (btw do you follow me on Pintrest yet?  I’ll follow you back!) is of a Srirachi Cream Salmon, but when I looked at the recipe that it came from, it seemed to have a lot of ingredients and wasn’t very WW friendly.  So I decided to simplify the recipe and lighten it up.  What I came up with tasted great and was 9 point plus per serving, and looked good too (but I didn’t have my camera ready and didn’t want to let it sit to take a picture, sorry).   I wanted the rice to be a little sweet to balance the spicy Srirachi. 

Srirachi Cream Salmon

2 6 ounce salmon filets (at Whole Foods they sell them already pre-portioned which works out great for paying attention to portions)
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
½ tablespoon Srirachi, or to taste
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
¼ cup water

Preheat oven to 425 degrees, and put salmon on baking sheet.  I use a baking sheet with a silpat to prevent sticking. Brush salmon with soy sauce, then sprinkle on sesame seeds.  Bake for 10 minutes, or until done to your preference (I like my salmon pretty rare).

Meanwhile, mix together mayo and Srirachi.  Slowly add water until the sauce gets to the point where it can be drizzled

Pineapple Jicama Rice

2/3 cup Jasmine rice, prepared whichever way you usually cook rice (I just throw it in my rice cooker)
½ cup diced pineapple
½ cup diced jicama
½ lime
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Mix Jasmine rice with the pineapple and jicama.  Squeeze lime and drizzle soy sauce into rice and mix well.

Serve the salmon on top of the rice, then drizzle with the Srirachi cream sauce

1 comment:

  1. For the record, I think I love jicama. I know its mostly a complimentary addition to bulk up other fruit but it has a great crunch and I really like the apple-like texture. It works really well in this recipe because it help balance the spiciness of the Srirachi which I also love; to paraphrase the Frank's Red Hot sauce commercial, I'd put that sh!t on everything.