errr, I mean plate. But I just really like how bowl sounds. Would you agree?
This was dinner the other night. I prepared the entire thing on the grill (with the exception of the rice of course – I threw that in the rice cooker, which I finally have learned to use after a year of using up a lot of space in my cabinet).
I can’t really call this a “recipe” – it just is what it is. It’s a piece of wild salmon (from Costco, that I defrosted from the freezer) sprinkled in blackening seasoning and cooked on the grill over foil. It’s a few peppers and onions, sliced thin and tossed in a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper, then cooked in a grill basket next to the salmon.
It’s this rice.
And it all came together with a little hot sauce.
It was a totally perfect dinner on a night where I didn’t feel like messing with the oven. But if you don’t have a grill, no worries, you can make this easily by cooking up peppers in a skillet and salmon under the broiler (like this).
Blackened Salmon Fajita Bowl
Here’s what you need:
wild salmon fillets
blackening season (I use Old Bay Blackened)
bell peppers (red, green, orange, yellow), sliced thin
red or yellow onion, sliced thin
a drizzle of olive oil
sprinkle of salt and pepper
hot sauce, for serving
Toss sliced peppers and onions in a bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place in grill basket over medium-high heat. Let cook for about 10-15 minutes, tossing and checking while it is cooking. You’ll want to keep an eye on your peppers and onions and make sure they are not burning (though a little charred always works for me!).
Lay a sheet of heavy-duty (make sure it’s heavy-duty!) aluminum foil over medium high grill. Pat dry your salmon fillets and brush with olive oil or cooking spray on both sides. Sprinkle top side liberally with blackening seasoning and place skin side down on aluminum foil on grill. Close lid and cook for about 10 minutes or until salmon has changed color and flakes. Do not overcook, test with a fork if you are not sure. Inside should be just turning pink.
Enjoy and have a great weekend!
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