This was so good, and a nice combination of everything! Since my family loves salmon, this recipe was a great way to enjoy the fish, and the rice added nicely to the meal.
This recipe has it all: looks, healthy ingredients, flavor and is quick to make. This really hits the spot that craves gourmet Mexican faire and is like 5 star dining. I will make this a lot and can't wait to share with family and friends. Love it! Good luck in the contest!
We really enjoyed this dish. The pilaf was easy to make and had a great combo of walnuts, orange segment/pieces and vegetables. I really enjoyed the pilaf and it was the perfect quantity for four good sized serves. My youngest daughter didn't even realise that this dish contained zucchini (that she says she doesn't like). The salmon cooked up lovely with the spice crust. A recipe that I will most certainly make again. Good luck in theDining on A $ competition. Photo taken also to be posted
I had frozen salmon and one zucchini left, so I decided to try this good recipe. I did not have coriander (or dried cilantro seeds), so added fresh cilantro leaves with the other spices for seasoning the salmon and the flavor was very good.
The rice pilaf taste was also good with the vegetables, but I got confused with the directions in Step 2 where it says: "bring 12 cups of water to a boil": for 1 cup of brown rice..???, so I added two cups of water to cook the rice, only the orange zest and did not have walnuts. Thanks for sharing your recipe Chef, and good luck in the contest.
This recipe appealed to me as a healthy flavorful option that you might find in a nice restaurant. The spice mix was good but needed more salt and I had some leftover so also tried it on boneless skinless chicken breast which was just as good as the salmon. I think some lemon or lime squeezed over the salmon would have made the spices pop. I've never made brown rice with the method listed and was pleasantly surprised with how you end up with it being non-sticky. My Hubby doesn't like fruit in his non-dessert recipes so I dished up his pilaf without the orange zest and sections. I tried it both with and without the orange and preferred it without also but I could see how the flavor goes with the spice rub. I also omitted the walnuts. I made 2 servings but used the full amounts of veggies and added garlic salt to the rice. The rice ended up being 3-4 servings. All in all this was very good and was a nice use of the contest ingredients. Good luck!
We really loved this recipe! The salmon was seasoned perfectly and the pilaf was awesome. I didn't add the walnuts because I didn't have any. I really liked the orange in this because it went so well with the salmon. I know I'll be making this again. Good luck in the contest.
I enjoyed this meal! I used a brown rice mix and must admit I cooked it per package directions(double amount of water to rice, cooked 50 minutes) I loved the pilaf! Thanks and good luck!
This turned out so good. There were many levels of flavors and textures. I will for sure make this again!
Delicious way to prepare salmon that adds such nice flavor to the fish. We love salmon and this is a different way to prepare it that I will add to my rotation. Thanks for a great recipe!