30 Minute Garlic Ginger Salmon Dinner

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30 Minute Garlic Ginger Salmon Dinner
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Raise your hand if you fall victim to food ruts. (I’ve got both hands raised high.) Figuring out what to make for three meals, every day of the week has me stumped all the time. I just don’t want to do the work sometimes...a lot of times...most times. Usually it's dinner that's the hardest. There are times when I just don't have it in me to figure out one more thing to cook at the end of the day. It's on those nights that I end up eating melted cheese on chips, salami and apples, or even better (or worse) boxed mac and cheese. Now that you know all my deepest, darkest secrets, I’m going to redeem myself just a bit and tell you how I dig myself out of the hole of carbs and cheese that I find myself in all too often: It’s called meal planning and I have a love hate relationship with it. I love it when it’s done, but I hate the planning (time) that goes into it. If you're at all like me and meal planning sounds like the last thing you want to spend your precious time doing you're in luck. Furthermore and TMP are here to do the hard work of meal planning for you. We’re like your very own meal planning fairy Godmothers. You’re welcome.


The garlic and ginger on the salmon create a lovely aromatic steam

For the last month Holly and I have been working together with Furthermore to create a series of daily recipes that are healthy, simple, and can all be made ahead (which is so important for those times you just can't add one more thing to your to do list). So, without further adieu, we present to you this incredible list of 30 minutes meals that are equal parts delicious and easy to whip up...you know...so you don’t end up with melted cheese on chips for dinner again.

30 Minute Garlic Ginger Salmon Dinner

The entire Furthermore meal series can be found here, but today I’m sharing with you my favorite meal to come out of this venture: baked ginger garlic salmon with an assortment of gorgeous vegetables cooked en papillote. By creating a parchment paper pouch in which to cook your entire meal, you significantly speed up the cook time and eliminate all the dishes. Brilliant, I know. The garlic and ginger on the salmon create a lovely aromatic steam, making this delicious combo infinitely more crave-able and way healthier than my usual lazy go-to’s. Food ruts? We all have them, but now you have some inspiration on how to get over them.

30 Minute Garlic Ginger Salmon Dinner

30 Minute Garlic Ginger Salmon Dinner

Serves 2

Ginger Garlic marinade

2 tsp honey
2 small clove of garlic, minced
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
2 tsp tamari (or soy sauce)
2 tsp seasoned rice vinegar
2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Ingredients

parchment paper
2 cups zucchini noodles
2 baby bok choy, halved or quartered lengthwise
1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, halved
2 3 oz salmon filets, skinless

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the marinade and set aside.
  2. Prepare the parchment paper by folding a large 18 inch-long piece in half and cutting it into an oval.
  3. Place the zucchini, bok choy, and shiitake mushrooms onto one half of the parchment, topped with the salmon, then drizzle the marinade.
  4. Fold the parchment paper over the salmon and vegetables. Seal the edges together by folding it closed beginning at one corner, working your way to the other corner, repeatedly making small folds.
  5. Place the parchment pouch on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes on the center rack.
  6. Remove the pouch from the oven, open the parchment, serve immediately.