Who needs TV when you have Whole Foods?
Yes, I grocery shop for entertainment.
I had no need to be at Whole Foods last Saturday… but the salmon was on sale for $11.99 a pound. Who am I to turn down a good price on salmon? A pretty pink slab of fish in hand, I noticed the shrimp. I almost passed it up because it had the shell and the tail, but the awesome fish guy said they’d steam and shell it for me while I shopped!
This isn’t about the shrimp (but did you know they’d do that?!).
As I wandered around waiting on my steamed shrimp, I clutched my salmon and thought about dinner. There was some tasty-looking grapefruit in produce. I had scallions in my fridge… and oh yeah, I just got cilantro from the farmer’s market! Fruit is good with salmon… sounds asian-ish. Clearly that needs heat. Heat = sriracha.
Dinner was born.
I wasn’t positive it would work, but I mixed the marinade and hoped for the best. After pouring it over my salmon I scooted off to Kroger to hit the Red Box. There’s no point ing my mentioning Kroger, except to point out that it was my 3rd grocery store of the day. I rented Wolf of Wall Street (it was really good, but not for you if you’re opposed to the F-bomb or nudity).
30 minutes later I had my movie and prepped veggies while I cooked the salmon. Fish is typically broiled in my house for 2 reasons (3 for salmon):
I’m impatient and broiling is the fastest way to cook something in the oven
There’s little clean up – I can ruin a pan on the stove top in no time
I prefer my salmon slightly undercooked
rawin the middle.
I removed my salmon from the oven, scooped the marinade runoff over the top, and waited for a hot minute while it rested. Suspense nearly killed me. I had to know if it tasted as good as it did in my head!
It did. The sweet, tangy grapefruit and the heat of sriracha were incredible together. Don’t fear the rooster! The rich salmon was pleasantly warm, but not “omg, pass me the milk” hot.
Marinating/movie-renting aside, it only took me 15 minutes to make this. It tasted like something I’d pay $27 for at a restaurant. I shit you not.
Enjoy your salmon for just $11.99 + a jar of rooster sauce.
Sriracha Grapefruit Salmon
- 1 lb wild-caught salmon
- 1 tsp garlic chili sauce (aka the garlic version of sriracha)
- Juice + zest of 1/2 large grapefruit
- 2 T cilantro, finely chopped
- 1 scallion, chopped
- 2 drops orange liquid stevia (or other sweetener, if needed)
- Place salmon in a glass baking dish.
- In a small bowl, whisk together sriracha, grapefruit zest, and juice. Stir in cilantro and scallions. Taste and add sweetener, as needed.
- Pour marinade over salmon and allow to marinate 30 mins in the fridge.
- Turn oven on broil. Place salmon in oven and cook ~8 mins, or until cooked through and flaky. Cook time will vary depending on the thickness of your fish. (Alternatively, you can bake it at 400 degrees for ~20 minutes.)
- Remove from oven, spoon run off marinade over the top. Allow to rest 5-10 mins before portioning and serving.
I’m having a serious case of spring fever. Wouldn’t adult spring break be marvelous?
Do you grocery shop for entertainment?
Have you ever broiled fish? What’s your favorite way to prep it?