Sushi-Style Soba with Seared Salmon

BC Sockeye has arrived.  This Asian-inspired salmon makes a delightful light dinner or summer picnic.

 Serves: 4

Hands-on time: 30 minutes Total time: 30 minutes


·         1/4 cup dry shredded wood-ear mushroom

·         4 green onions, finely sliced

·         2 sheets nori, chiffonade

·         1 carrot, peeled and finely grated

·         2 tsp peeled and finely grated fresh ginger

·         1 cup peeled and coarsely grated daikon

·         2 cups cooked buckwheat soba noodles

·         1/4 tsp grape seed oil

·         11 oz boneless, skinless wild salmon fillet

·         Ground white pepper, to taste


·         Juice 1/2 orange

·         1 tsp toasted sesame seeds

·         1/4 tsp toasted sesame oil

·         2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce

·         2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

·         1/2 tsp pure wasabi powder, optional

·         1/4 tsp ground white pepper


1.     Prepare vinaigrette: In a medium bowl, add all vinaigrette ingredients and whisk until well blended with no lumps remaining. Set aside.

2.     Place mushroom in a small bowl and cover with hot water. Set aside until al dente, about 4 minutes; drain well.

3.     In a large bowl, combine re-hydrated mushroom, onions, nori, carrot, ginger and daikon. Add noodles and half of vinaigrette, and gently toss.

4.     Rub oil all over salmon and season both sides with pepper. Heat a cast iron skillet on medium high until very hot. Add salmon and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on 1 side. Flip over and cook opposite side for 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer salmon to a cutting board and let rest. When salmon is cool enough to handle, cut into 1/4-inch widthwise slices and lay on top of noodle mixture. Serve with remaining vinaigrette for dipping salmon, if desired.

Nutrients per 1 1/2-cup serving: Calories: 368, Total Fat: 8 g, Sat. Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g, Omega-3s: 1,350 mg, Omega-6s: 580 mg, Carbs: 52 g, Fiber: 5 g, Sugars: 5 g, Protein: 24 g, Sodium: 151 mg, Cholesterol: 43 mg

Source: Clean Eating Recipes