Thursday, December 17, 2015

Honey-Orange Glazed Salmon with Crunchy Avocado Slaw


 I love avocados and because they're so nutritionally dense, it's good to use them in lots of dishes, not just guacamole. For example, this week I taught a group of cooking class students how to make a sweet and spicy chocolate avocado pudding and even the picky eaters went back for seconds. In this recipe, I replaced more than half of the mayo in the coleslaw dressing with fresh avocado and it's delicious! The glazed salmon on top adds an extra layer of heart health (and flavor). This really is a recipe you can feel great about eating!

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Place avocado, mayo, vinegar, water and sugar in a blender and puree until smooth. 



3. Place cabbage, carrots, green onion, sunflower seeds and toasted almonds in a large mixing bowl and pour dressing over. Toss to combine and set aside. 


4. Combine orange zest and juice, honey, chili-garlic sauce and soy sauce in a small bowl. Place salmon in a shallow baking dish and pour sauce over. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily with a fork, basting with glaze halfway through cooking. 




5. Transfer slaw to 4 serving plates and top with salmon. Serve immediately. 

 Honey-Orange Glazed Salmon with Crunchy Avocado Slaw
Serves 4

All you need:
Slaw
1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon sugar
3 cups sliced green cabbage
1 1/2 cups shredded carrot
1 bunch green onion, sliced
1/2 cup roasted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds 
Salt and pepper, to taste

Zest and juice of 2 oranges
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons chili-garlic sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
4 salmon filets

All you do:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Place avocado, mayo, vinegar, water and sugar in a blender and puree until smooth. 
3. Place cabbage, carrots, green onion, sunflower seeds and toasted almonds in a large mixing bowl and pour dressing over. Toss to combine and set aside. 
4. Combine orange zest and juice, honey, chili-garlic sauce and soy sauce in a small bowl. Place salmon in a shallow baking dish and pour sauce over. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily with a fork, basting with glaze halfway through cooking. 
5. Transfer slaw to 4 serving plates and top with salmon. Serve immediately. 
 

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