I absolutely love a short cut from the store when it makes sense. This Asian Salmon Chopped Salad is one of my favorite easy weeknight meals. I truly didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. People were asking about the recipe when I posted it on Instagram so I thought why not post it? Who wants to spend these long summer evenings in the kitchen? I know I don’t!
How to Sear Salmon for Asian Salmon Chopped Salad
The magic of this recipe is the carmelizing that the marinade does when you sear the salmon. A medium high heat pan, just a little oil and watching it so it doesn’t burn is all it takes. If you get too much oil in the pan your fish will steam and it won’t be crispy. Make sure that you just lightly and evenly coat the pan with oil. That’s truly all it takes and your salmon will be perfect every time.
If you love Asian inspired salmon, I’d also recommend you try my Chili Soy Salmon. The flavors are so robust without using a lot of ingredients.
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Asian Salmon Chopped Salad
Asian Salmon Chopped Salad is a delicious easy weeknight meal. Using a little help from the store you can have a meal on the table in under 20 minutes.
- 1 Asian Chopped Salad Kit I got mine from Aldi, but other brands make them.
- 2 6 oz. Pieces of Salmon Skin Removed
- 1 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
- 1/4 cup Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
- 2 tbsp. Lime Juice
- 2 tsp. Garlic
- Sesame Seeds for garnish
Marinate the salmon for 2 hours.
Preheat a skillet over medium high heat. Add a light coating of avocado oil to coat the pan.
Remove the salmon and shake off the excess marinade.
Add it the hot pan and sear it on each side for 4-5 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily. Don't over cook it.
Dump the salad into a big bowl and toss it with the dressing. I really liked the one from Aldi so I just used that versus making my own. You can use your dressing of choice. The convenience of the kit is already having the vegetables finely chopped.
Lay the salmon on top of the salad mix and serve.