Without a doubt, salmon is by far one of my favorites. It's got such a lovely flavor, and it's great prepared thousands of ways. It's also reasonably healthy, being high in protein, low in fat, and high in Omega-3's.
I also am a huge fan of wasabi peas, which are basically dehydrated peas coated in wasabi powder. They are a relatively healthy snack as well, and have such a spicy little kick.
When I saw this recipe in March's Bon Appetit magazine I was immediately intrigued with it. I'm so glad I did, as it's super tasty, very easy to make, and fairly healthy. The wasabi peas give it such a unique flavor and texture, and I'll be sure to make this again.
Wasabi Salmon with Lime
3/4 c wasabi peas
2 salmon fillets, about 1" thick
1 tbsp fresh lime zest
1 tbsp olive oil
fresh lime juice
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Oil baking sheet and set aside. In food processor, grind peas until coarse crumbs remain. Place salmon, skin side down, on baking sheet. Season fish with salt and pepper. Press ground wasabi peas onto salmon fillets, covering tops completely. Sprinkle lime zest over salmon and drizzle with olive oil. Place into oven and bake until done in center, about 15 minutes.
Drizzle lime juice over fillets and serve.