Lighten up your dinner table with our Salmon and Bok Choy sheet pan dinner. Filled with fresh ingredients and bursting with vibrant colors, this recipe is sure to become a staple on your menu rotation in no time at all. One of the best parts about this dish is that it incorporates sheet pans–this is an easy way to save on dishes, while providing an amazing meal without a lot of effort. You can even top this dish with our favorite combination: wasabi skyr. Icelandic Provisions Skyr is a great topping ingredient, as it adds a thick, creamy texture that’s less tart than Greek yogurt, and more flavorful than other dairy alternatives. Icelandic Provisions use authentic Heirloom Skyr Cultures that have been treasured and preserved in Iceland for hundreds of years, which where their distinct flavor comes from. Still craving more? Pair the salmon with our Roasted Fingerling Potatoes for some added flavor and nutrition!
Not only is the salmon bursting with flavor, but it’s packed full of hearty nutrition, too. Incorporating salmon into your diet is a wonderful way to add protein and healthy fats, but there’s a difference between the different varieties you see at the grocery store. Wild salmon will have veining throughout, and it will be a bright red color, while farm-raised salmon will be a light pink color and have a slightly different nutrition content. It’s always preferred to eat the wild salmon if you have the choice, but if you can’t find it, then regular farm-raised salmon will be just fine. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch is a useful tool to see what the best choices are.
Salmon is a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and pantothenic acid, so it’s important to make sure that you are eating this fish at least twice a week. Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids can protect heart health, reduce risk of stroke, improve blood lipid patterns, and improve blood vessel function (1), so go ahead and partake in this delicious fish and enjoy all of the health benefits it provides!
Salmon & Bok Choy Sheet Pan Dinner with Wasabi Skyr
- 3 tablespoons coconut aminos *
- 1¼ teaspoons garlic powder, divided
- ¼ - ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (depending on your spice meter)
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon sea salt, divided
- 4 - 6-ounce salmon fillets
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 pounds baby bok-choy, cut in half
- 6 shitake mushrooms, rinsed and dried
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 (5.3 ounce) container plain Icelandic Provisions Skyr
- 1 teaspoon wasabi powder
- 1 orange, cut in slices
- 1 lemon, cut in slices
- Sesame seeds
- 2 small bowls
- Shallow dish
- Large bowl
- Sheet pan
- Parchment paper
- Pre-heat oven to 400° F.
- In a small bowl, add coconut aminos, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, cayenne pepper, ginger, and ¼ teaspoon sea salt. Whisk until combined, and set aside.
- Place salmon in a shallow dish and pour coconut amino marinade over the fillets. Set aside and marinate for at least 15 minutes while preparing vegetables.
- Place bok choy and shitake mushrooms in a large bowl and drizzle the remaining olive oil on top of the vegetables. Add ¼ teaspoon sea salt, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder and ground pepper, and mix until well combined. Set aside.
- Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, and lay salmon skin side down onto the sheet. Add the seasoned bok choy next to the salmon.
- Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until salmon flakes when pulling away with a fork and reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
- While the salmon is cooking, make the wasabi by mixing together plain Icelandic Provisions Skyr and wasabi powder in a small bowl.
- Serve the salmon with wasabi skyr, oranges, and lemon wedges, if desired.
*If substituting soy or tamari sauce for coconut aminos then omit the additional ¼ teaspoon of salt in the marinade.
*Tamari is a type of soy sauce with little to no wheat (always double-check the label if gluten free)
Serving size: 6 ounces Calories: 375 calories, Fat: 18 grams, Saturated fat: 3 grams, Carbohydrates: 20 grams, Sugar: 7 grams, Sodium: 385 milligrams, Fiber: 6 grams, Protein: 40 grams, Cholesterol: 90 milligrams
(1) Health Benefits of Salmon. Wild for Salmon. https://wildforsalmon.com/why-wild/health-benefits/page.aspx?id=1097