Teriyaki Salmon Bowl
I've got this good friend that I meet while I was living in North Carolina. Our son's both were learning to play soccer and was on the same team. Both of us being single parents to only child boys and both being that great astrological sign of Gemini, gave us a special bond. Since I have been back in Flint she has come to visit me a couple of times. When my brother past away she gave me a puppy to help cheer me up. I had been looking for a Yorkie but didn't want to pay a arm and a leg for one. She got a hold of a Chihuahua mixed with miniature poodle and gifted him to me to make me feel better. Such a Great Friend. Now when she comes to visit she brings Button's (my puppy) brothers Wicket and Leo. Their all the same breed but look totally different.
So, the 1st time I ever heard of Pescatarian was when Brandi said she was one. I thought she was talking about her religion. I knew she had stop eating meat but I thought she was Vegan. Nope, turns out a Pescatarian is like a Vegetarian they eat fruits & vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, beans, eggs, and diary. They don't eat meat or poultry but they eat fish and seafood. In my journey to becoming Vegan I may just stop at Pescatarian. Needless to say I haven't given up anything yet, so I've still got a ways to go.
I decided instead of going out to cook her dinner. One of the things I use to love when I had been on the road for 14 hours was getting a home cooked meal when I got there. Chicken and Dumplings was my favorite meal that my grandmother made sure she made me before I would head back to North Carolina. Since Brandi doesn't eat poultry I came up with something quick, easy, fulfilling and meat free. My Teriyaki Salmon bowls fit the bill. It's delicious, colorful, healthy and made with fish. Something I knew she would appreciate.
First, I took my brand new rice cooker and put two cups of rice in. Added two cups of vegetable stock, two cups of water, salt, pepper, and a little olive oil. I cubed my salmon filets and seasoned with my staples listed below with teriyaki marinade. I sauteed with onions letting it get seared on all sides. Meanwhile, I chopped tomatoes, seedless cucumbers, mangoes, and green onions (just the stems). While the salmon was cooking I added a little more teriyaki marinade. When the rice was done I added butter and seasonings. Normally, when making something with teriyaki sauce I use pineapples but I was out and the mangoes worked just fine. You wanna remove your salmon as soon as it is done as to not over cook and dry out. Now I did not have a sauce. I only added teriyaki marinade for flavor not to make a sauce, but feel free to make yours anyway you like. I also, made a Yum Yum sauce, well sorta. I took some spicy ranch dressing and added sugar to it to knock out some of the heat. Lastly you assemble your bowl any way you want.
As always this meal is versatile and can be used with chicken, beef, shrimp or all veggies.