Asian Salmon with Gingered Tomatoes

Summer tomatoes are at their peek right now at all the farmer's markets in Baltimore! I picked up some heirloom tomatoes and went right home to play with them. Heirloom tomatoes are older varieties of tomatoes that have unusual shapes and are packed full of flavor. They are also referred to as 'ugly' tomatoes because of their unusual odd shapes. They are grown from ancient strains of seeds and they haven't been genetically modified. Nice for the planet and the palette. Some are naturally green with stripes and are just incredible in anything! Here's what I came up with for dinner.

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Summer tomatoes are at their peek right now at all the farmer's markets in Baltimore! I picked up some heirloom tomatoes and went right home to play with them. Heirloom tomatoes are older varieties of tomatoes that have unusual shapes and are packed full of flavor. They are also referred to as 'ugly' tomatoes because of their unusual odd shapes. They are grown from ancient strains of seeds and they haven't been genetically modified. Nice for the planet and the palette. Some are naturally green with stripes and are just incredible in anything! Here's what I came up with for dinner.

I served this with a few buckwheat noodles. All 3 items only took 25 minutes to prep and cook. Dr. Oz says that ginger helps keep your metabolism burning about 35% longer, or about 3 hours! Yet one more benefit to having this dish that is packed with flavor.

Make enough for 3 meals.

Bon's Asian Salmon

Ingredients

6-9 oz wild caught salmon

8-10 fresh garlic cloves smashed and diced

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1/2 chopped and seeded jalepeno pepper

2 tbsps honey

Dash of low-sodium soy sauce

Directions

Marinate the salmon with lots of fresh garlic, rice vinegar, chopped jalepeno and a little honey for at least 10 minutes. Heat up a skillet with some grapeseed oil or olive oil on high heat. Sear both sides of the salmon. When the salmon is almost firm or opaque, toss in a few squirts of low-sodium soysauce. Remove from heat. Note: You can also scrape off the garlic from the fish before searing and add it in near the end of cooking if you don't want it to burn. 

Bon's Gingered Heirloom Tomato Salad

About 2 cups of fresh tomatoes cut into wedges

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1/2 chopped and seeded jalepeno pepper

2 tbsps honey

2 tbsps fresh minced ginger

About 1/4 cup of fresh chopped cilantro


Directions

Toss the everything in a bowl and let sit to flavor up.

Buckwheat noodles

I cooked organic sobe noodles to serve with my fish. Sobe noodles are made of buckwheat and yams. They are loaded with protein and are much lighter than regular durum wheat pasta.

Happy Summer Cooking! See you at the farmers market after working out!


If you have any questions about making this, email me! Let me know how it turns out! bonniem@bonniematthews.com.

Blog written by Bonnie Matthews
At age 44, Bonnie decided to take control of her body and health. Despite having never exercised before, she lost 130 pounds the...