This recipe is from the #CSCleanse. Click here for the entire week’s menu!
I flip flop on my preferred method of making salmon — and I get a lot of practice, since I make it for dinner at least once a week. I went through a major phase of slow-roasting salmon for all of these justifiable reasons, and I still think that recipe has a lot going for it.
But lately, I’ve been going back to my crispy, caramelized-on-top broiling technique that turns out melt-in-your mouth salmon in literally 5 minutes.
Roasted cauliflower tossed with curry spices, crispy chickpeas, and lightly bitter arugula make this a complete meal — full of healthy fat, protein, greens, fiber — basically everything you need to feel really good about life. Or at least dinner.
Scroll on for the recipe to this 5-minute Broiled Salmon With Curried Cauliflower & Spinach, and let us know if you make it as part of your #CSCleanse week!
- 2 5-oz salmon fillets, skin removed (I ask the fishmonger to do it for me)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons sriracha
- 1 1/2 cups chopped cauliflower
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1/4 cup cooked chickpeas (if from a can, rinse and drain)
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- garnish: cilantro leaves and red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, toss together the cauliflower, chickpeas, curry powder, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread onto a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes.
- While veggies are roasting, place salmon fillets on a foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle remaining tablespoon of olive oil over salmon, then season with salt and pepper.
- Move the veggies to the lowest rack in the oven and turn up the oven to broil.
- Place the salmon on the top rack of the oven, about 6-inches from the broiler device, and broil for 4 minutes.
- While salmon is broiling, mix together the honey and sriracha.
- Remove salmon from the oven and brush with the honey and sriracha mixture. Broil for 1 more minute.
- Remove salmon and the cauliflower mixture from the oven.
- Toss the cauliflower mixture with fresh spinach and divide between two plates. Put the salmon on top, then garnish with cilantro and red pepper flakes.
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