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

4 comments to “roasted coconut kale with salmon & sticky rice”

  1. 1
    Adrienne   October 28, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    This looks so good! I’ve never roasted anything on a bed of kale before, what a great idea.

  2. 2
    Sues   October 29, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I’m always looking for new salmon recipes and I loveeee the idea of coconut kale!

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    Joanne M   October 30, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Yum! I love everything in that bowl. I wish I could eat salmon more often. The good quality stuff is so expensive and I try to avoid Atlantic salmon, so I end up eating plenty of tinned Millionaire’s sardines for Omega 3 sources.

    I had no clue that the white stuff on salmon means it’s overcooked. Good to know about removing it sooner. Mmm, sticky rice….now that’s something I haven’t had in a while.

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    kickpleat   October 31, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Adrienne, it’s tasty and healthy!

    Thanks Sues 🙂

    Joanne, yeah, we got quite a deal and our freezer is happily stocked. Lucky to live on the coast!!

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