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Wasabi Pea Crusted Salmon

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"Salmon gets a bad rap as a pedestrian piece of fish, but if you cook it gently and season it well, it’s a very noble protein. There is no denying it can use a punch of flavor, which is why the wasabi peas make the perfect crust for this delicate fish." - Chris Santos

45MIN

Total Cooking Time

25

Ingredients
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Ingredients
US / METRIC
Servings:
2
Serves 2
1/4 cup
Carrots , cut
1/2 cup
Cashew Nuts
2 Tbsp
Cashew Nuts
1/2 cup
Wasabi Peas
1/2 Tbsp
Wasabi Powder
1 Tbsp
Sambal
1/3 cup
2 cloves
8 oz
Soba Noodles
2
Scallions
1/2 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
1 Tbsp
1/3 cup
3 Tbsp
Water
8 cups
Water
1 Tbsp
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Directions

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Step 1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Step 2
Discard stem, seeds and pith of the Red Bell Pepper (1) . Cut into 1/4 inch strips and place in a large bowl.
Step 3
Cut Carrots (1/4 cup) into matchsticks and add to the bowl. Slice the Scallions (2) thinly on the bias; hold.
Step 4
Peel the Beets (2) and cut into 8 wedges. Drizzle with Olive Oil (1/2 tsp) , Salt (1/4 tsp) , and Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp) tightly in foil and roast for 25 minutes or until fork tender; hold.
Step 5
Peel the Fresh Ginger (1 Tbsp) with the back of a spoon. Small dice and place in food processor. Discard the stems of the Fresh Basil (2/3 cup) and Fresh Mint (1/3 cup) .
Step 6
Add the leaves to the food processor along with the Sambal (1 Tbsp) , Cashew Nuts (1/2 cup) , Fish Sauce (1/2 Tbsp) , Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) , Granulated Sugar (1 Tbsp) , Garlic (2 cloves) , and Salt (1 Tbsp) .
Step 7
Juice Lime (1) into the food processor, with Water (2 Tbsp) and blend until smooth; transfer to a small bowl. Rinse and dry the food processor for use in next step.
Step 8
Add Water (8 cups) , Salt (1/2 Tbsp) to a large saucepot. Bring to a boil over high.
Step 9
Meanwhile, add cold Water (1 Tbsp) to the Wasabi Powder (1/2 Tbsp) in another small bowl and stir well to make a paste; set aside.
Step 10
Place the Wasabi Peas (1/2 cup) in the food processor and pulse until the peas are coarsely ground; spread the wasabi pea crumbs evenly onto a plate; hold.
Step 11
Add Soba Noodles (8 oz) to the boiling water, stir and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Drain in a colander; rinse under cold water for about 1 minute.
Step 12
Transfer to large bowl with pepper and carrots. Toss noodles with Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) . Add Asian pesto and toss until the all ingredients are well coated.
Step 13
Pat the Salmon Fillets (2) dry with paper towels and cut each fillet in half. Season both sides of the fillets with Salt (1/4 tsp) and Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp) .
Step 14
Spread the wasabi paste on all sides of the salmon fillets until well coated. Press only one side of the salmon into the crushed wasabi peas.
Step 15
Heat Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and when hot, add the salmon, crust side down, and sear for 30 seconds. Do not turn the fish over. Place the pan in the oven for 2 minutes.
Step 16
Divide the soba noodles equally among two plates. Top with the salmon, crust side up.
Step 17
Arrange the beets around the noodles. Garnish with green onions. Finish garnishing your dish with the remaining Cashew Nuts (2 Tbsp) , breaking them with your fingers as you add them. Serve and enjoy!

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