If you’re a salmon lover like me, you will love this new recipe! Not only because 1. it has salmon, but because 2. it is sooooo easy! The cabbage on the side is also one of my favourite ways to eat cabbage— to be honest, I think I eat cabbage like this every week. It’s my favourite way to have cabbage! Oh, and if you’re someone who likes to get dinner ready in under 30 minutes, this recipe will be ready to eat in 30 minutes tops!
Obviously I always want to make sure that the recipes I’m sharing you guys offers healthier ingredients, so you’ll be happy to hear that this dish has LOTS of nutritional benefits!
First, if you’re using wild-caught salmon, it’ll be a great source of omega 3’s which is particularly important for your immune system, cell membrane fluidity (allowing nutrients and waste to enter and exit your cells more efficiently), and for anti-inflammation.
Secondly, the probiotics from the miso—Hello, double whammy immune boosting! Did you know that probiotics add to your microbiome? Your microbiome is the culmination of all beneficial bacteria in your body that is responsible for over 70% of your immune system! Adding probiotics to your diet means you are adding beneficial bacteria to your microbiome, essentially armouring your immune system more efficiently. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? As we consider the current state of the world with the pandemic, ensuring you’re strengthening your immune system is extremely important.
Thirdly, we need to discuss this super tasty cabbage side. I promise you that you will fall in love with this sweet cabbage and you’ll be craving it as much as I do, haha! Not only is cabbage an excellent source of fibre, it is also lower in carbohydrates (if you care about that—I don’t so much) and a great source of I-3-C, aka indole-3-carbinol. I-3-C is an amazing compound for men and women because it helps to recycle the estrogen in your body, which, if you’re dealing with painful periods, could mean that this is something you need. Painful periods or bad PMS is often a sign of estrogen dominance, meaning excess estrogen that hasn’t made its way out of the body. Eating foods that are high in I-3-C can help improve your PMS and period symptoms—WOO HOO!
Ok, let’s get on to this recipe. I don’t know about you, but just writing about this and reading this post back is making me crave this recipe, hahaha!
Miso Marinated Salmon with Sweet Shredded Cabbage
- 2 wild-caught salmon filets
- 1 tbsp organic miso paste
- 2 tsp organic sesame oil
- 2 tsp coconut aminos this is a soy-free soy sauce alternative, or tamari
- 1 stalk green onion sliced
- 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
- 2 tsps coconut aminos
- 2 tsps sesame oil
- 2 tbsps rice vinegar
- 2 tbsps sesame seeds
- Optional: microgreens or sprouts for garnish
- Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix the salmon marinade together and spread it over the top of the salmon filets. Place salmon on the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, sautee the cabbage in a bit of sesame oil and coconut aminos on medium heat. Sautee until the cabbage starts to get soft.
- When the pan starts to brown a bit, add the vinegar to deglaze, scraping the pan. Add sesame seeds.
- You can serve the cabbage over rice or on its own with the salmon.