Sous Vide Salmon with Pico de Gallo & Quinoa Salad


For the salmon:
5 salmon fillets, skin on
Kosher salt to taste
Brown sugar, as needed (optional)
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
2-3 fresh dill sprigs
Lemon zest, as needed
Extra virgin olive oil
For the pico de gallo:
9 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 cup white onion, diced
1 medium garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves, firmly packed
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
Juice of 2-3 limes
Salt and pepper to taste
For the quinoa salad:
2 cups uncooked quinoa
4 cups beef or chicken bone broth
1 5-ounce package spring mix
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Juice of 1 lemon


Heat water to 122°F.
Lay salmon fillets skin-side up on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut a few parallel slits through the skin. This step will help get the skin nice and crisp when you sear. It’s optional.
Flip the fillets. Season with salt and brown sugar (if using) generously, using roughly one part sugar for every four parts salt. Let it sit for 10 minutes and rinse with cold water.
Pat the fillets dry with a paper towel and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.
Before you bag the fish, add a generous amount of olive oil in a large ziplock bag. The oil will prevent the fish fillets from sticking together after cooking. Alternatively, you don’t need any oil if you use a sous vide bag. Just make sure you leave a little room between the fillets before vacuum sealing.
Place the dill sprigs on the skin side of the fillets and sprinkle with lemon zest. Seal the bag and lower it into the water bath until the salmon is completely under the water. Cook for 40 minutes.
Once the salmon is done, gently transfer it from the bag to a plate, skin-side up.
Heat a cast iron skillet or nonstick pan until it’s very hot, add some oil and flip the fish into the pan, skin-side down. Sear for 30 seconds to 1 minute until the skin is crispy.
Carefully transfer each fillet to a plate and serve.


Sous vide salmon fillets with crispy skin paired with classic pico de gallo and a simple quinoa salad, this healthy and delicious meal is loaded with protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins.


5 servings


Friday, September 14, 2018 - 7:07pm


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