One of my biggest gripes about being pregnant...the no eating sushi rule. UGH.
Something about the raw sushi being bad for a pregnant woman. Plus, there's a big foodie list of "Do not eat foods while pregnant," which I think is unreasonable because I think it's totally unfair to tell a pregnant woman what NOT to eat. However, the super duper awesome stretchy maternity full panel pants might make up for it because they are always perfect for those "OMG, I ate too much kind of nights." But all in all, I absolutely love being pregnant. My growing cupcake has been kicking up a storm lately, and it's always a joy to see your stomach move from left to right.
My solution for wanting sushi has been eating lots of cooked fish. For some reason in my second pregnancy - I have been craving the protein fish the most. Recently, Eric and I discovered Alaskan Steelhead salmon at our latest grocery shopping excursion at Costco and it's been one of our favorite types to purchase because it's really light and fresh. Before we have bought the fresh farmed Atlantic salmon and there was a subtle difference between the two. The Alaskan salmon seemed a lot more lighter on the palate.
This easy to prepare meal will take less than 10 minutes to put together and another 20 minutes to cook. The foil packet method in cooking the fish is similar to steaming the fish and it allows you to not overcook the fish. It seals in the flavor in the cooked salmon. The winning combination of soy and lime and spices would accentuate any type of salmon and it's definitely a healthy meal to enjoy. I served it with a side of basmati rice and maybe had lots of room for dessert afterwards, too.
Adapted from Sunny Side Up & Confections of a Foodie Bride
ZipList Add Recipe
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
2 Tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoon honey
Red pepper flakes
3 green onions, cut and divided (white and light green parts separated from dark green)
1 lime, quartered
Green beans, trimmed (about 12-15 per packet)
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
Salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare foil cutting 4 sheets at least 12-14 inches long. Place a salmon fillet in the center of each foil. Place in a large skillet or baking sheet.
In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce and honey together. Brush each fillet with the sauce. Squeeze a lime over the fillet. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and the white and light green parts of the green onions. Top with green beans, sliced garlic, ginger, a drizzle of sesame oil, salt and pepper.
Seal the foil by bringing the sides together and pinching along the seam. Fold along the ends.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 2 to 3 minutes before opening foil. Transfer to a plate, and serve with the rest of the green onions and any remaining sauce left in the foil packets.
Yield: 4 servings
Review: Fantastic healthy dish and perfect for those short on time when preparing dinner nights.