Hey, Delish Dish readers! My name is Kristin Porter, the blogger behind the simple, in-season, and gluten-free recipes over at Iowa Girl Eats! I’m so excited to be guest blogging on Delish Dish this month because I’ll be sharing my favorite fresh and healthy 30-minute dinners for busy weeknights from the BHG.com archives.
Because who wants to come from a long day of work and spend hours stuck making dinner in the kitchen? There was a ton of great recipes to choose from, but I think I picked a few you’re definitely going to want to try.
With Spring officially upon us I’m on the lookout for recipes that are not only fast but fresh. Say it with me, F-R-E-S-H! Raise your hand if you’re ready to set aside the chili, soup, and stew for awhile and focus on Farmer’s Market finds like lettuces, herbs, and citrus fruits that are in season right this very minute? (By the way, both my hands are in the air!) These are the exact ingredients highlighted in the recipe for Gluten-Free Peanut-Crusted Salmon that I can’t wait to share with you today.
Luscious salmon filets are coated in a crispy, crunchy peanut crust flavored with orange juice, zest, and chopped parsley, then paired with a fresh side salad for a light and filling meal that couldn’t be more spring if it tried. Gluten-Free Peanut-Crusted Salmon is a cinch to make, too. I whipped it up with time to spare while my son was napping last week!
Start by mixing up the salmon coating which includes flavorful ingredients like orange zest, minced garlic, chopped parsley, and chopped peanuts. Not only will the peanuts give the salmon a nutty flavor, but they crunch up beautifully after a quick roast in the oven.
Now, the originally BHG.com recipe calls for panko bread crumbs to be mixed in too but I have Celiac Disease and can’t eat any gluten-containing foods. So, I swapped them out for my favorite gluten-free “panko” bread crumbs – crushed Rice Chex! Gluten-free or not, nobody will ever be able to tell the difference.
Next drizzle two salmon filets with fresh orange juice then season generously with salt and pepper. Dip the tops and sides in the peanut mixture then place in a shallow baking dish and drizzle white wine around the edges (don’t forget to save a sip for the chef!) Pop into a hot oven for a quick, 8-10 minute roast then finish with a quick blast under the broiler, if you’re craving an even crispier crust.
Salmon is one of my go-to ingredients for getting dinner on the table in a jif. It’s extremely quick-cooking not to mention delicious and nutritious. I’ve been craving my BBQ Salmon BLT Salad for a few months now, and couldn’t be more excited that “salad season” is finally back!
Finally, slide the roasted salmon onto plates next to a crispy side salad, and your fresh and fast Spring dinner is ready! I loved the combination of orange and peanuts in this dish. It was a really tasty twist on familiar Thai flavors but, if orange isn’t your thing, lemon juice would be equally as delicious. Whichever you decide – enjoy, and I’ll catch ya’ next week!
Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Peanut-Crusted Salmon.