Teriyaki salmon over cheesy mash over garlicky honey soy broccoli rabe

Tools

  • Fry pan with lid
  • Large pot
  • Medium pot
  • Strainer

Ingredients

  • Salmon (enough for one, skin off)
  • 1/4 c teriyaki sauce (bottled, Kikkoman is good)
  • 1 large baking potato, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 8 stalks broccoli rabe, 2″ of ends discarded and shallow X cut into end of each stem
  • Salt
  • Bullion cube
  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 packed cup shredded cheddar

For the broccoli rabe sauce:

  • 1 1/2 T soy sauce
  • 2 T honey
  • 1/2 T rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
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Salmon in marinade

Instructions

Marinade salmon in teriyaki sauce inside a ZipLoc baggy in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Make the sauce for the broccoli rabe by stirring together well the soy sauce, honey, vinegar, garlic and red pepper flakes.

Boil water for the broccoli rabe in the large pot and for the potatoes in the medium pot.

Prep the rabe by trimming a 2-3 inches (the thick part) of the bottom of the stalks off and then cutting a shallow X into the bottom of each stalk. Add the broccoli rabe to fast boiling water in the large pot, stir to submerge, remove after 3 minutes – don’t overcook. Transfer to large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process, wait 5 minutes, strain and let sit on paper towels to remove water.

Boil the potato chunks in salted water with 1 bullion cube for 10+ minutes or until they flake apart easily with a fork. Reserve 1 cup of the pot water. Strain the potatoes then return to the pot with heat on low. Mash, adding small amounts of the reserved pot water as you mash until the potatoes reach a creamy consistency – you likely won’t need the full cup of pot water. Add the cheddar and mix. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Heat the fry pan over medium heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil. Shake the marinade off of the fish, add to pan and cook 3+ minutes per side to desired firmness. Cover, lid askew, to keep splatter off the stove.

Heat the large pot used to boil the broccoli rabe on high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Pat any excess water off the rabe and add to pot. Cook 3 minutes on medium-high, stirring to ensure the water cooks off. Turn heat to low and add sauce, cook 3 minutes more.

Add the components to your big bowl: broccoli rabe on bottom, mash next, fish on top.

 

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