Salmon Stir Fry with Coconut Aminos
I have been searching for a soy sauce substitute ever since I discovered that I have an allergy to soy a few years ago. Well I’ve finally found it and I’m glad to report its delicious and healthier than soy sauce. If you haven’t heard of coconut aminos it is a nutrient rich sap produced from coconut blossoms. It is an abundant source of amino acids, minerals, vitamin C and broad spectrum B vitamins. It’s also lower in sodium content. It doesn’t taste like coconuts, but it does have a sweetness to it, tasting somewhat like a mixture of soy and teriyaki sauce. It’s the best substitute for soy sauce that I’ve found. Here is a easy stir fry recipe using coconut aminos.
What your will need:
1 pound salmon (skinned and cut into 1 inch pieces)
1 head broccoli florets (blanched)
2 cups sliced mushrooms
3-4 green onions (sliced thin or chopped)
1 orange or red pepper (sliced thin)
2 cups bean sprouts
1/4 cup coconut aminos (can substitute soy sauce but use less)
1 T rice vinegar
1 T sesame oil
2 T olive oil
3-4 cloves garlic (chopped or pressed)
1 T fresh ginger (chopped or grated)
1-2 T sesame seeds
Since stir fry is done quickly have all your ingredients rinsed and cut up so they are ready to use.
To blanch the broccoli bring water to a boil in a medium sized saucepan. Remove from heat and immerse the broccoli for a few minutes. Place in colander, rinse with cold water, pat dry and set aside.
Drizzle some olive oil into large saute pan add the sesame oil, vinegar, garlic, ginger, onions, peppers and mushrooms. Saute until peppers are translucent and mushrooms have softened a bit.
Season the salmon with salt and pepper, add to pan along with the green onion and coconut aminos. Saute over medium/high heat until salmon is cooked through. (3-5 minutes)
Add the broccoli, bean sprouts and sesame seeds and stir fry a few minutes more.
Serve this over brown rice. It makes 2-3 servings. Add a few more vegetables and you can easily make it 4 servings. You can also substitute the salmon for shrimp. As always… I hope you enjoy!