Salmon Teriyaki on Cauliflower Fried Rice and Peanut Squash Noodles
This is an easy, healthy week night dinner that will taste delicious and be ready in about 15 minutes! I bought the cauliflower pre-riced and the squash noodles pre-spiralized to save myself time and effort- there is no shame in this! Making things easier for yourself to prepare a home cooked meal is always better than ordering in. This way you have control over the preparation and sauces going in your meal. Now that the ricing and spiralizing was out of my hands (although it is pretty easy and cheaper to do it yourself!), I just had to marinate the salmon and sauté.
Ingredients (2 servings):
- 2 wild salmon filets
- 1 orange (to squeeze on the salmon)
- White sesame seeds
- ~4 cups cauliflower rice
- ~ 4 cups squash Noodles (can use any vegetable noodle!)
- Teryaki Sauce (I used Soy Vey brand- I like that it has no preservatives and no high fructose corn syrup)
- Peanut sauce
- Olive oil
- 2 Eggs (for cauliflower fried rice)
- Light soy sauce
- Marinate the salmon as far ahead of time as possible to make it more flavorful. I squeezed the juice from one orange on the filets and rubbed the teriyaki sauce on about 4 hours ahead of making
- Heat 3 skillets with olive oil (can use 2 to save dishes and make the cauliflower and then the noodles!)
- Pour the riced cauliflower onto one skillet and the noodles onto another. Drizzle the peanut sauce (about 3 tbsp) onto the squash noodles and mix evenly. Cook until the noodles soften but don't get mushy (about 6 minutes)
- For the cauliflower rice, drizzle light soy sauce and 2 tbsp of the teryaki sauce. Stir until the cauliflower starts to soften. Cut out two holes and crack the eggs into the skillet to fry. When they are still runny, mix into the cauliflower rice.
- On the third skillet, wait until the oil is hot and sauté the salmon top-down for about 8 minutes. The top should be nice and browned when you flip it. Cook for 2-3 more minutes on the other side (depending on how you like your fish cooked- I like it medium rare).
- Plate the noodles and fried rice side by side with the salmon sitting on top. Sprinkle sesame seeds and drizzle a tbsp of teryaki sauce on top of all 3 components. Done and done!