I try to cook a fish dish for dinner almost every week. I don’t know too many kids that love fish but I’m hoping that if I keep it on regular rotation in our menu, my kids’ palates will eventually warm up to it or at least get used to it. I think the key to having them actually eat the fish is by adding either a sauce or a topping that they like. In this case, the salmon is glazed with a slightly spicy chipotle sauce. Surprisingly, my girls are starting to enjoy mildly spicy food. To add a little more appeal to the dish, I paired the salmon with pineapple rice. As a topping, I made a mango salsa. My girls may pick out a few items off of the salsa but at least they don’t reject it completely, thanks to the mango.
The way this salmon is cooked in the original recipe* produces a very soft and tender texture, which I love. However, I also love a nice seared crust on my salmon so I modified the recipe a little bit and seared both sides of the salmon before throwing it in the oven. You do lose a bit of the tenderness but that’s a trade I’m willing to make. Continue reading