Healthy New Year: Bayou Bourbon Salmon Bowls

What's your #1 New Year's resolution?

Maybe it's more yoga. More clean eating. More reading time. Or maybe more saying “no” to things that weigh you down. For most of us, it all comes down to something simple: finding better ways to nourish ourselves – body, mind and soul.

Of course, eating well is just part of that equation. But it's a big one, and frankly – it isn't easy. (Personally, I'd take a bacon cheeseburger over a tossed salad any day of the week.)

There has to be a middle ground somewhere between fast food and rabbit food though, right? RIGHT. Drumroll, please … today we're stirring up Bayou Bourbon Salmon Bowls! Close your eyes and imagine succulent, saucy, fall-off-your-fork salmon. Crunchy garden veggies. Nutty brown rice. Not to mention, fresh bites of creamy avocado and sweet mango. This restaurant-style dinner is absolutely delicious and ready in minutes in your own kitchen. Best of all, you can mix up your bowls any way you like!

Ready to get started?

How to Bowl 'em Over
Here's a quick step-by-step look, complete with photos. See the full recipe here »
  1. Step 1: Marinate the Salmon

  2. Place 4 salmon filets in a large, resealable plastic bag with ½ cup Bayou Bourbon™ Glaze, turning to coat. Toss it in your fridge to marinate for about 30 minutes.

    Healthy New Year: Bayou Bourbon Salmon Bowls Step 1 | Tastefully Simple

  3. Step 2: Prep Your Produce and Rice

  4. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Meanwhile, slice and dice a variety of fresh garden veggies and/or fruit. My personal picks: avocado, red bell pepper, cucumber, radishes, mango and a few fresh wedges of lime.

    Healthy New Year: Bayou Bourbon Salmon Bowls Step 2 | Tastefully Simple

    Tip: Set out a buffet of your fresh toppings so everyone can build their own bowls. You'll also need about 3 cups prepared brown or wild rice.

    Healthy New Year: Bayou Bourbon Salmon Bowls Step 2 | Tastefully Simple

  5. Step 3: Bake and Bowl

  6. Place the salmon skin-side down in a greased baking dish, discarding the marinade. Bake 20-25 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Carefully remove and discard the skin.

    Place salmon in bowls with rice and fresh toppings. Drizzle with additional ¼ cup Bayou Bourbon™ Glaze. And voila!

    Healthy New Year: Bayou Bourbon Salmon Bowls Step 3 | Tastefully Simple

You'll have a beautifully bright, fresh dinner bowl that's as healthy as it is delicious. And no matter what your resolutions may be, this one is definitely a keeper.

Happy New Year … and happy cooking!

- Jen

Tips & Hints:
  • If you prefer, substitute Honey Teriyaki Sauce in place of Bayou Bourbon™ Glaze. It's always delicious with salmon, too!
  • For a low-carb alternative, serve your salmon over fresh spinach or mixed greens instead of rice.
  • Remember, you can mix and match your favorite fruits and veggies. Try chopped pineapple, edamame or even roasted broccoli!
  • For additional dinner bowl ideas, be sure to check out the featured recipes right here: Dinner Bowls Made Easy.

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