July 9, 2014

Pan-Seared Salmon with Purple Slaw

Pan-Seared Salmon with Purple Slaw | Hard Parade
When it's hot, humid, and sticky out, the last thing anyone wants to do is crank up the oven or stove - especially when your apartment is on the fourth floor, like me. Since salmon cooks pretty quickly, it's definitely a go-to protein in our house during the summer months. While you won't be able to completely escape the heat with this recipe, it's worth turning on the stove for!

Salmon isn't the star of this dish, though - it's all about the slaw. Similar to traditional coleslaw but with red cabbage instead of green and a vinaigrette replacing the mayo, it's light, crunchy, and healthy. Sugar snap peas provide an additional toothy bite and fresh herbs add even more flavor. It's a great partner to salmon but would also work wonders on top of pulled pork sandwiches.

Pan-Seared Salmon with Purple Slaw
Recipe modified from Bon Appétit
Serves 4, PointsPlus: 9
Pan-Seared Salmon with Purple Slaw | Hard Parade
Ingredients - Slaw:
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 small red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 8-oz. sugar snap peas, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint and/or basil, chopped
Directions - Slaw:
Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, and honey and season with salt and pepper. 
Pan-Seared Salmon with Purple Slaw | Hard Parade
Thinly slice the cabbage and peas and add to a large bowl
Pan-Seared Salmon with Purple Slaw | Hard Parade
Pan-Seared Salmon with Purple Slaw | Hard Parade

Pan-Seared Salmon with Purple Slaw | Hard Parade
Add in chopped parsley and mint/basil, pour dressing over and toss to combine. 

Ingredients - Salmon:
  • 4 4-oz. salmon fillets
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper (I used Maldon salt flakes - you can see below)
  • Olive oil
Directions - Salmon:
Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper
Pan-Seared Salmon with Purple Slaw | Hard Parade
Heat olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Add salmon, skin side down, and cook for 4-5 minutes
Flip salmon over and finish cooking the other side, an additional minute or two
Pan-Seared Salmon with Purple Slaw | Hard Parade
Plate salmon with the slaw and enjoy the crunch of summah!
Pan-Seared Salmon with Purple Slaw | Hard Parade

Pan-Seared Salmon with Purple Slaw | Hard Parade
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