Salmon Kale Bowl

Aprons Kale Salad

  • 2 Salmon fillets
  • Dinosaur kale, chopped
  • 1/4 cantaloupe, sliced into thin strips (add more if you like)
  • Raw cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lime (or lemon)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Lemon pepper
  • Red pepper flakes

kale bowl

Add salmon fillets to a roasting pan lined with foil. Drizzle fillets with olive oil and season with salt, lemon pepper and red pepper flakes. Broil on Hi for 10 minutes or until fillets flake easily with a fork. Set aside.

Chop kale thin and toss with red wine vinegar while you prep the rest of the ingredients. Whisk together the olive oil and lime juice in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Once you are ready to serve, top with cantaloupe and cauliflower in a large bowl and toss with dressing.

Divide salad into 2 bowls. Top with avocado and salmon fillets.

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Highly recommended with a nice bottle of white or rose. We enjoyed  Miraval!

 

xoxo

Crystal + Rochelle

Smoked Salmon Cakes – Traeger Style

Salmon Cakes

 

For Christmas my Father surprise us with a Traeger smoker for our new home and we couldn’t have been more excited. We immediately set it up and started smoking – tri tip, steaks, veggies, you name it. Recently, I had some beautiful salmon fillets left over and decided to throw it on the smoker for about 25 minutes for these easy-to-make smoked salmon cakes.

  • 2 small salmon fillets
  • 1 cup panko plus extra for coating
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley (or any other herbs you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

If you’re using a Traeger, start the Traeger on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 325 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10-15 minutes. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Place the salmon directly on the grill grate and cook for 25 minutes. Remove fish from the grill and allow it to rest for about 10 minutes. (alternatively, you can grill, bake or pan fry the salmon).

Once the salmon has slightly cooled, lightly pull the salmon into chunks. In a bowl, beat the eggs then mix together the salmon, panko, onions, herbs, cheese, lemon salt and pepper. Divide the mixture and shape into medium sized patties.

Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Dip the patties into the extra bowl of panko and evenly coat both sides. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel lined plate and serve warm with a lemon aioli (mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt and pepper).

Crispy Salmon, Fennel Slaw & White Wine

Salmon Fennel Slaw | Aprons & Stilettos

Spring is almost here which propelled me to think about the warm weather ahead, white wines and springtime dishes. As I was scrolling through my usual Instagram feed I came across Food & Wine Magazine’s white wine pairing recipe of the day and I knew exactly what I was going to draw inspiration from for tonight dinner. After work, I swung by Molsberry Market to pick up the essentials – Salmon Fillet, Fennel, Red Onion, Lemons and Dill. The weather today was absolutely perfect so when I got home I opened all of the windows, threw on the Bob Marley Pandora station, poured a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and began cookin’.

Veggies for Slaw

This recipe is extremely easy and only requires the below seven ingredients.

  • Two 6-ounce salmon fillets with skin
  • Kosher salt
  • 1  1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
  • 1/8 – 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 fennel bulb, cored and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 tablespoon dill, chopped
  • Olive oil

Crispy Salmon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the fennel, onions, dill, lemon juice and a tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl. Season with salt and set aside. In an oven proof skillet (I used my cast iron) heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium / medium – high. Everyone’s stove is different so just make sure to watch the fish. Season the salmon with salt and place the fillet skin down in the skillet. Cook until the skin is crispy – about four minutes. Transfer the salmon to the oven and bake until cooked through, about  3-4 minutes. Transfer to a plate and serve with fennel slaw. Serve with a light-bodied white such as a Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris or Albariño. Some suggestions:

What are some of your favorite spring time wines? Share with us at @ApronsStilettos

Cheers ~ Crystal