Fresh Mama Finds: Honey-Garlic Salmon

Cabbage. Evan discovered cabbage this week. Have you tried sauteed cabbage? Boiled cabbage is one thing - sauteed cabbage is a whole other animal! Sweet, tender sauteed cabbage - if you haven't tried it, then do yourself a favor and put this recipe on your menu for next week!


I first shared this recipe in my weekly meal plan a couple weeks ago. Of course, I had to tweak the recipe a bit to suite my style - so here's my version. The sauteed cabbage was the perfect compliment to the dish - and make sure to check out the boy's taste testing for the first time!

Honey-Garlic Salmon (with sauteed cabbage and rice noodles)

1 pound salmon filet (1-1/2 inches thickness) cut into 4-5 strips
1 small of half a large cabbage, sliced thin
8 oz. rice noodles cooked al dente according to package directions
sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
cayenne pepper to taste
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon warm water
1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
3 cloves garlic
1 lemon, sliced into 8 wedges
coconut oil

1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with 1 teaspoon coconut oil.
2. Add sliced cabbage, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and saute 5-7 minutes until tender and wilted, then set aside.
3. While cabbage cooks, sprinkle salmon with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper (just a pinch!)
4. Once cabbage is done cooking, add another teaspoon of coconut oil to the empty pan and add the salmon skin side up.
5. Sear for 3-5 minutes until salmon is cooked halfway.
6. While salmon is searing, mix together honey, vinegar, and water.
7. Once salmon is cooked halfway, flip it over and add garlic to pan - stirring for 1 minute until lightly browned and fragrant.
8. Add honey mixture and lemon wedges to pan with salmon, stirring until thickened and reduced.
9. Cook an additional 3-5 minutes until salmon is cooked to your liking, then remove salmon from pan.
10. Add cabbage and cooked rice noodles to pan, stirring to coat with sauce, then place salmon strips on top. Enjoy!

Here's my little food critics taking their first bites:

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