Meal Kit

Green Tea Poached Salmon

With Vermicelli Noodles and Chili Cucumber Vinaigrette

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Fish (Salmon), Soy

Calories Conscious
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Is your 2015 motto "New Year, New You"? Then this dish is a perfect fit. A shining example that low-calorie doesn't mean low on flavor. We introduce a unique Japanese poaching technique using healthful green tea, and dress lean salmon up with a sweet and savory rice noodle salad with cucumber and red Fresno chili. The result is satiating, nourishing, and elegant.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 6 oz. Rice Noodles, Vermicelli
  • Info
    4⅕ oz. Frozen Edamame
  • 1 Persian Cucumber
  • 3 fl. oz. Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 Red Fresno Chile
  • 2 Green Onions
  • ½ oz. Light Brown Sugar
  • Info
    2 Salmon Fillets
  • 3 fl. oz. Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Green Tea Bags

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.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

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  • Carbohydrates
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  • Protein
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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 Large Pots
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

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
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Thinly slice green onions on a bias (angle). Cut Fresno chile in half and remove seeds and membrane (white innards). Slice chile into thin rounds. Cut cucumber in half. Cut one half into 1/4" thick rounds. Cut other half into a small dice. Remove edamame from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature. Rinse salmon and pat dry.

  2. 2

    Cook the Noodles

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Put a colander in the sink. Remove pot from the heat. Add the noodles to the boiling water, stirring occasionally for 4–5 minutes, or until al dente. Drain noodles and cool with cold running water to stop the cooking process. Drain well and set aside until ready to dress the noodles.

  3. 3

    Prepare the Dressing

    In a mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, half of the green onions (reserving the rest for garnish), Fresno chile, and diced cucumber. Mix together with a spoon or whisk to incorporate. Let marinate for 10 minutes at room temperature before tossing the noodles in the dressing.

  4. 4

    Dress the Noodles

    Add noodles and edamame in the bowl with the dressing and vegetables and toss until completely coated. Season with salt to taste. Let the noodles rest again at room temperature, or place in refrigerator if you prefer a chilled dish.

  5. 5

    Poach the Salmon

    Add enough water to a large pot to come up the sides 3/4 of the way. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and add the tea bags. Steep for 4-5 minutes. Remove the bags. Season liquid with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Completely submerge the fillets in the hot tea. Keep liquid at a very low simmer and poach for 10–12 minutes, or until fish is firm to the touch and pale pink throughout.

  6. 6

    Plate the Dish

    Place a mound of noodles in the middle of two shallow bowls or plates, ensuring that each receives an equal amount of red chili, green onions, and diced cucumber. Place a filet of poached salmon atop the noodles. Garnish each dish with the remaining green onions and sliced cucumber. Drizzle any remaining dressing over the fish and finish with a crack of freshly ground black pepper.

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