...lime and honey glazed salmon with basmati and broccolini...


Wow, that was a mouthful.  And a one pot wonder.  After reading the recipe, I decided to make this.  Who doesn't love a good one pot wonder and all of the ingredients are pretty healthy as well.



I could have used a larger pot so everything wasn't as tightly packed in.  Also, I used brown basmati rice which takes longer to cook, so note how done your rice is before throwing in the rest of the ingredients.  Overall, you've got your veg, your protein, and your card all in one dish with a tasty sauce.  Sounds good to me.



Recipe thanks to and loosely adapted from, Bon Appetit


Ingredients You'll Need
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons lime peel
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
4 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup sliced shallots
1 1/2 cups basmati rice
3 1/4 cups vegetable broth
4 salmon filets, about 5 ounces each (enough for 4 people)
1 bunch broccolini, bottom inch cut off

1.  Preheat oven to 450.  Whisk lime juice, peel, honey, cilantro, and soy sauce in a bowl.  Set aside.

2. Heat oil in a dutch oven, add shallots and saute until beginning to brown about 5 minutes.  Stir in rice then 3 1/4 cups broth and bring to a boil.  Cover pot tightly with a lid and place in oven for 10 minutes or until the rice is just about cooked through.

3.  Remove the pot from the oven and season the rice with some salt.  Season salmon with salt and pepper and arrange on the rice, pressing in.  Now tuck the broccolini around the fish.  Spoon 1 tablespoon sauce over each piece of salmon.  Cover pot and return to the oven to bake for 8-10 minutes, until salmon is done (when you can push it apart easily with a fork) and broccolini is crisp tender.  Drizzle remaining sauce over fish and rice, sprinkle with additional cilantro if you'd like, and serve it up!

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