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Ginger-Ponzu Salmon

with miso rice cakes

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Eggs, Wheat, Soy, Fish (Salmon)

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Unique flavors augment delicate salmon in a dish sure to become a quick-and-easy favorite. Ginger, a pungent flavor with notes of woodiness, is mixed with ponzu sauce, a tart Japanese favorite. Together, they are a powerhouse with the fish, and feel free to mix the tangy-goodness with the jasmine rice. Put it on everything: your steaks, your cereal, your morning coffee… we won't judge! Tip: Bok choy can retain some grit, even after washing. To completely clean, hold upside down in a bowl of water. Shake slightly to release the grit.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Green Onions
  • ¾ cup Jasmine Rice
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Info
    12 oz. Salmon Fillets
  • Info
    1 oz. Ponzu with Lime
  • 2 tsp. Minced Ginger
  • Info
    ¼ cup Tempura Mix
  • Info
    1 Tbsp. White Miso Paste
  • 2 Heads of Baby Bok Choy
  • Info
    0.84 oz. Mayonnaise

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Pepper
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using ahi tuna, follow same instructions as salmon in Steps 2 and 4, cooking until tuna reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-5 minutes per side. Tuna is often enjoyed medium-rare (pink in the middle). For medium-rare, cook 1-2 minutes per side. Consuming raw or undercooked tuna may increase your risk for food-borne illness.

  • If using NY strip steak, follow same instructions as salmon in Steps 2 and 4, cooking until steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 9-11 minutes per side. Rest, 3 minutes. Halve to serve.

  • If using chicken breasts, follow same instructions as salmon in Steps 2 and 4, cooking until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes per side.

  1. 1

    Cook the Rice

    Bring a small pot with rice and 11/2 cups water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until tender, 18-20 minutes.

    Remove from burner and fluff rice. Set aside uncovered to cool, at least 10 minutes.

    While rice cooks, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare Ingredients and Make Sauce

    Trim and thinly slice green onions, keeping white and green portions separate.

    Remove any discolored outer leaves from bok choy and trim ends. Cut stems into 1/4" slices and coarsely chop leaves.

    Mince garlic.

    In a mixing bowl, combine white portions of green onions, ginger, and ponzu. Set aside.

    Pat salmon dry.

  3. 3

    Make the Rice Cakes

    Line a plate with a paper towel.

    Stir miso paste, tempura mix, mayonnaise, green portions of green onions (reserve a pinch for garnish), and a pinch of pepper to pot with cooled rice until combined and able to be formed into balls.

    Form rice mixture into four equally-sized balls and gently flatten to form cakes, about 4" in diameter.

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and cakes to hot pan. Cook until golden brown, 3-4 minutes per side.

    Remove cakes to towel-lined plate and cover. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  4. 4

    Cook the Salmon

    Return pan used to cook rice cakes to medium-high heat.

    Add 1 tsp. olive oil and salmon, skin side up, to hot pan and sear until golden brown and salmon reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 4-6 minutes per side.

    Remove from burner.

    While salmon cooks, cook boy choy.

  5. 5

    Cook Bok Choy and Finish Dish

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add bok choy to hot pan and stir occasionally until white portions are tender, 3-4 minutes.

    Add garlic and a pinch of pepper. Stir occasionally until garlic softens, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing salmon with sauce and meal with reserved green portions of green onions. Bon appétit!

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