If you could judge my appreciation of a recipe by the number of pictures that I include in a post, then I guess you’d have to say that I liked this Orange Ginger Salmon.
Not only did I find it tasted super amazing, I also found it to be super pretty.
I just couldn’t stop taking pictures. Even after I was [finally] done and sat myself down to eat, I still had to get up again to take some more photos.
I was unstoppable, I tell ya.
I almost didn’t want to eat this dish, as if its complete disappearance inside my belly meant that I would never again be able to eat that very same meal.
Wrong, I know!
That is precisely why this place came to life, right? So that I could keep a journal of the foods that I eat and log the recipes that I tried or created, so I would be able to make them again…
However, I think I should pin this one on my fridge or something.
Everything about it was just perfect! It’s the kind of dish that I would proudly add to my menu if I had a restaurant, without even giving it a second thought.
The orange/ginger rub for the salmon was almost magical. It gave the fish just a little hint of spicy / sweet flavor, without overpowering its delicate flavor.
Also, it was my first time trying Daikon radish, and definitely not the last! The delicate fine strips made for a perfect bed for the fish and the fresh and subtle flavor of the radish worked magically well with that of the carrot, orange ginger and salmon.
If you’ve never tried Daikon radish, I strongly recommend that you do! It’s much milder than regular radishes and has a really super fresh and crispy texture that leaves you wanting more! Oh, and it appears to be much easier on the stomach too! I’ve always had a hard time digesting regular radishes, but I’ve had no issues with this new guy whatsoever! WIN!
And let’s not forget the mâche. That would be my new absolute favorite lettuce in the whole wide world.
First off, it’s so cute, it should almost be made illegal. I mean seriously, look at it. It’ll make any dish pretty. As if that alone wasn’t enough, it also happens to have the coolest texture and most interesting flavor, too! I really wish it were more readily available! Hopefully, it will be as it gains in popularity. It certainly has my vote!
I’m telling you, this whole combination of flavor and texture was a match made in heaven!
I wouldn’t change a thing!
Oh, and in case you’re wondering… I am now 2 weeks in and I’m definitely still loving this Whole30 Challenge.
It really is forcing me to think outside the box, come up with new flavor combinations as I have to (and want to) play with new ingredients… It’s also helped me change the way I think about food.
I’m not saying that I will adopt this way of life permanently, but it sure will have made permanent changes to my diet and lifestyle. Eating loads of veggies and getting my protein from “REAL” food sources would be one of them.
As will including more healthy fats to my daily diet. I’m slowly learning to not be so afraid of healthy fats.
Can you think of a better way to get a good dose of healthy fats AND protein inside of you than by eating a nice, juicy, tender piece of salmon?
I don’t think I can.
This one will be a regular for me, guaranteed!