roasted coconut kale with salmon & sticky rice

roasted coconut kale with salmon | everybody likes sandwiches

I love salmon but it wasn’t something I grew up with as a kid in Ontario. But living here in beautiful coastal Vancouver certainly makes it easy to have good, sustainable salmon on the dinner table. I was lucky to find some wild salmon on sale, so I bought a couple sides, cut them into small fillets and froze them for future use.

roasted coconut kale with salmon | everybody likes sandwiches

I made this recipe for a weeknight dinner so I wanted to simplify things as much as possible. It was getting late and we were hungry, so I made some super quick sticky rice (clearly, I’m a big fan) and set up a savoury dressing for the kale and salmon. Two birds, one stone – so to speak. Easy! There’s heat with the sriracha, saltiness in the soy sauce and some natural sweetness from the coconut (make sure to buy the unsweetened kind!). The kale gets lightly crispy and the salmon cooks on top making this a perfect weeknight meal.

See that white stuff leaking from the salmon? That’s albumin which can mean that you’ve overcooked the salmon. This salmon wasn’t overcooked at all, but I probably should have removed it from the oven a bit earlier or just used a thermometer to test for doneness. The USDA recommends 145F but I think 130F should be about right – you can take it out of the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes under foil.

roasted coconut kale with salmon | everybody likes sandwiches

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