Bowery Bok Choy and Pan Roasted Salmon Salad

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 20-25 minutes Serves 2

Most fish salads rely on heavy binders like mayonnaise. With this recipe, we put an emphasis on the “salad” part, dressing earthy bok choy and delicate salmon in a sweet and savory Asian-inflected dressing.

  • 1 pound, skin-on, center-cut salmon fillet, pin bones removed
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons mirin
  • 4 teaspoons fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grapefruit zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 green Thai chile, finely chopped
  • Bowery Bok Choy, 4.0 oz, stems and leaves separated
  • 2 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ¼ cup prepared wasabi green peas, crushed
  • furikake (for serving)
Recipe Preparation
  1. Generously season the flesh side of salmon with salt. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high and cook salmon, starting skin side down, until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer salmon to a platter and let rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk soy sauce, mirin, grapefruit juice, rice vinegar, zest, lemon juice, sugar and chile in a large measuring cup until dressing is completely combined.
  3. Thinly slice Bok Choy stems on the bias. Toss Bok Choy leaves, sliced stems, cucumber, scallion and avocado in 1/4 cup dressing in a medium bowl; season with salt.
  4. Divide Bok Choy mixture among bowls. Flake salmon into bite-size pieces and arrange over salad. Top with wasabi green peas and sprinkle with furikake.