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Pan Seared Salmon with Maple Vinaigrette (Starch Alternative!)

Pan Seared Salmon with Maple Vinaigrette is served over mashed cauliflower, making this dish a great starch alternative.

Pan Seared Salmon with Maple Vinaigrette is served over mashed cauliflower, making this dish a great starch alternative. Recipe from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

 

Pan Seared Salmon is a main dish that is easy enough for weeknight meals and on the table in less than 30 minutes! This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Alexia.

With everyone’s hectic lifestyles we need fast, yummy, and filling recipes for every night of the week. This recipe for pan seared salmon delivers on every aspect!

These premium side dishes from Alexia are they key to fast, easy dinners, and a great starch alternative. My two favorite flavors are Mashed Cauliflower with Butter and Sea Salt and Riced Vegetable Pilaf with Sea Salt and Thyme.

 

Pan Seared Salmon with Maple Vinaigrette is served over mashed cauliflower, making this dish a great starch alternative. Recipe from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

 

Alexia complete side dishes are made with premium vegetables, they are gluten-free, Non-GMO projet verified, and they contain organic dairy ingredients. As if all that isn’t enough, what I really love is that they don’t require additional ingredients to prep, they come ready to cook right out of the bag, and they cook in less than 10 minutes!

For the salmon, I kept the recipe and ingredients super simple. Searing the salmon with just a little bit of olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper.

Maple glazed salmon is so popular but I have seen it so many times, I wanted to mix it up with a yummy maple vinaigrette instead!

 

Pan Seared Salmon with Maple Vinaigrette is served over mashed cauliflower, making this dish a great starch alternative. Recipe from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

 

Just salt and pepper? Isn’t that a little boring?

Salmon on its own is so full of flavor and I really wanted the maple vinaigrette to stand out!

I don’t like maple syrup, are there any alternatives?

Of course! Instead of using maple syrup in the vinaigrette, you can substitute honey, agave, or any other sweetener you prefer.

Pan Seared Salmon with Maple Vinaigrette Directions:

  • Place skillet over medium heat. Season salmon with kosher salt and pepper. Rub with olive oil.
  • Sear salmon for 3 minutes, turn up the heat to medium high. Flip, cook additional 5 minutes or until cooked to your liking.
  • Serve over Alexia Mashed Cauliflower with Butter and Seat Salt. Drizzle with maple vinaigrette consisting of maple syrup, olive oil, shallots, and whole mustard.
  • Serve as is or with veggie side of your choice. I recommend this whole roasted romanesco cauliflower!

 

Pan Seared Salmon with Maple Vinaigrette is served over mashed cauliflower, making this dish a great starch alternative. Recipe from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

 

Alternatively, you can serve it over Alexia Riced Vegetable Pilaf with Sea Salt and Thyme!

 

Pan Seared Salmon with Maple Vinaigrette is served over mashed cauliflower, making this dish a great starch alternative. Recipe from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

 

Either way, you are in for a treat! I think this is a perfect quick and easy weeknight dish for fall.

But, it has such a nice, elegant touch to it that it would even stand out at a dinner party.

Don’t forget to look for Alexia Premium Vegetable Sides at Giant Eagle, Kroger, Meijer, and other fine retailers. Visit AlexiaFoods.com for even more yummy inspiration!

What is your favorite way to enjoy salmon?

I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

 

Pan Seared Salmon with Maple Vinaigrette is served over mashed cauliflower, making this dish a great starch alternative. Recipe from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

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Pan Seared Salmon with Maple Vinaigrette

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 2 8 ounce salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • kosher salt to taste
  • fresh black pepper to taste

Maple Vinaigrette

  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley chopped fine
  • 2 teaspoons minced shallot
  • 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • kosher salt to taste
  • fresh black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Season salmon on all sides with salt and pepper, rub with olive oil. Place salmon in hot skillet for 3 minutes, turn up the heat to medium-high. Flip using a spatula and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Serve with maple vinaigrette.

Maple Vinaigrette

  1. While salmon is cooking, mix together all ingredients. Serve over warm salmon.

 

 

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2 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    November 12, 2017

    Maple and salmon is such an amazing combo! And I love Alexia products. Delicious!

  2. avatar
    Jessica Williams says:
    November 13, 2017

    I love maple, but I’ve never thought to put it on salmon! Great idea- thank you!

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