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Japanese-Inspired Salmon Bowl

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Sep 19, 2017

Japanese-Inspired Salmon Bowl
Photo Credit: Jenna Butler
  1. PREP
  2. 10 m
  • COOK
  • 15 m
  • TOTAL
  • 25 m

This savory protein bowl is a spin on traditional Japanese sashimi. You already knew that salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help to reduce cancer risk, but did you know that it's also a fantastic source of potassium? Potassium reduces your risk of stoke and helps to control your blood pressure. The nori, or seaweed, in this recipe is rich in B12, which is needed to form red blood cells and protect nerve cells.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 1

  • 1/4 cup Wheat Berries
  • 3 oz Salmon
  • 1 tbsp Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried
  • 2 sheet Nori
  • 3 1/3 cups raw spinach
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger, Sweet Pickled

DIRECTIONS

1 Before you get started: Make sure to purchase extremely fresh, sushi- or sashimi-grade salmon and keep it in the fridge, not taking it out until you’re ready to cut it.
2 Boil, salt and drain 1/4 cup of wheat berries.
3 Thinly slice a 3-ounce portion of salmon, then quick pickle the slices in rice vinegar for 5 minutes (optional: skip this step and eat the salmon raw).
4 Toast 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds and keep them in reserve.
5 Thinly slice 1 clove of garlic and keep the slices in reserve.
6 Steam, drain and season 3 1/3 cups of raw spinach (yields about 1/2 cup).
7 Lightly dress all the ingredients with 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, then arrange them in pockets in the bowl.
8 Scatter the sesame seeds and toasted garlic on top.
9 Tuck 1/2 teaspoon of pickled ginger and 2 sheets of seaweed into the side of the bowl.