Honey lime glazed salmon with sesame rice noodle salad is a healthy and refreshing meal. Crunchy and cool vegetables are tossed with a delicious savory sesame dressing.
Monday nights at the Gavin House are all about salmon. Why might you ask? Because it’s fast, healthy and versatile. I love making my broiled molasses salmon recipe, I know it by heart and can probably make it blindfolded…fifty shades of salmon, wait what?! Sorry I just saw that movie. Anyhoo… To battle flavor fatigue, I try to switch it up now and then.
I’m a creature of habit, so I kept the same super duper fast broiling method to cook the salmon but made more of an Asian inspired flavor. Honey lime glazed salmon may be my new go-to recipe, and it’s also served with an addicting crunchy sesame rice noodle salad that will leave you asking for more!
I’ve been on a rice noodle kick lately. I haven’t cooked much with them in the past because my family would usually go out for a hearty plate of Thai or Chinese noodle dishes on the weekend. Since my lil family is now more likely to eat at home, I wanted to bring some nutritious but wholesome dishes to us.
I used thin Maifun rice noodles for this recipe to keep it on the lighter side. This honey lime glazed salmon with sesame rice noodle salad is like a flavor symphony for your taste buds! This meal has healthy salmon that’s been kicked up with fresh lime, sweet honey, and some fragrant sesame seeds.
The secret star of this dish is those cute white tiny sesame seeds that usually just get added as a finishing touch. Nope, not this time. The sesame seeds are toasted to bring out the rich aromatics from the essential oils in the seed then finely puréed with soy sauce, lime juice, honey and olive oil into a savory and pungent dressing for the noodle salad.
This way you get the wonderful sesame seed flavor infused throughout each bite. I also sprinkle a layer of seeds on the salmon before baking because I love the color contrast and the flavor it adds, who doesn’t eat with their eyes?
The salad is a crunchy fiesta for your mouth! It’s all about bright colors, cooling vegetables and amazing fresh crunch with each spoonful. Thanks to the triple C trifecta; cucumbers, carrots, and cabbage this combo is a texture champ! The rice noodles provide a light heartiness to the dish, but it’s there to soak up all of the yummy sesame dressing.
Grab some chopsticks and dig in!
What is the Broiling cooking method?
Broiling is a dry-heat cooking method that uses radiant heat from an overhead source. The oven contains a heat source that can get up to temperatures as high as 2000 degrees F! This enables you to cook foods very quickly and often used for browning the tops of foods. I like cooking salmon this way because the fish muscle fibers are very delicate and cook very quickly, yet still stay moist and flaky. You have to keep a careful eye as you get closer to the end of cooking because the high accumulated heat can overcook the fish if not monitored. Salmon is ready when just opaque in the center and the flesh easily separates, about 15 minutes per pound (thicker pieces may also need longer cook time).