Salmon is a great source of protein and essential omega 3’s, which makes this dish just what the doctor ordered for your growing child. Show her how to make a simple and delicious marinade that will make everyone’s taste buds sing! And, a rich black bean sauce is a breeze to make with a little help from the grocery store. On the side, your young cook can serve a refreshing Cucumber Salad, which will put her slicing skills to work. This meal is sure please the whole family!
What You Do:
- In a re-sealable, gallon-sized plastic bag, have your child combine the four marinade ingredients.
- Place the salmon in the bag and make sure that each fillet is coated well with the marinade. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Ask your child to place the salmon in a shallow roasting pan and bake, uncovered, for approximately 15 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through. You can tell if it is ready when the fish flakes easily with a fork and is opaque in color.
- While the fish bakes, your child can prepare the sauce in a small saucepan. Combine the black bean sauce, broth, Tamari, rice wine, sugar and canola oil. Stir well and bring it to a boil then reduce the heat.
- In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water.
- Pour the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan and stir well over low heat.
- When the salmon is done, carefully remove the skin and discard it. Serve each piece over hot rice and spoon some of the black bean sauce over everything.
Tip: Stir in a handful of warm edamame with the rice for a little added protein, texture and flavor.
**This recipe is peanut and tree nut free.