Easy Family Recipes: Peanut Butter-Glazed Salmon with Warm Rice Slaw

Peanut Butter Glazed SalmonLooking for something new (and easy!) to try for dinner? This spicy peanut butter-glazed salmon will have your entire family begging for more! You'll whip up a new family favorite by incorporating peanut butter and pineapple juice into a glaze to make these skewers one of your most requested dishes. The sweetness of the juice combined with the creaminess of the peanut butter create an Asian-flavored sauce sure to appeal to even the fussiest of eaters. A quick side dish of hot rice and packaged broccoli slaw help to make this a complete meal, in less than 30 minutes!

 

Peanut Butter-Glazed Salmon Skewers with Warm Rice Slaw

  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice, divided
  • 1 1/2 pound salmon fillet, skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups packaged broccoli slaw mix
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Asian chili sauce (such as Sriracha)
  • Juice and grated zest of 1 fresh lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • Fresh lime slices, cilantro leaves and chopped peanuts, for garnish

Drain pineapple chunks, reserving juice.

Cut salmon into 1-inch cubes.

Place 1/4 cup pineapple juice into bowl with soy sauce; add salmon, tossing to coat. Let stand about 15 minutes.

Gently stir 1/4 cup pineapple juice and broccoli slaw into hot rice, blending well. Season to taste with salt and black pepper, then cover and keep warm.

Whisk peanut butter with remaining pineapple juice, chili sauce and lime juice, and zest, blending well. Set aside.

Heat oven broiler; place oven rack 6 inches from broiler element. Line broiler pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Thread salmon cubes and pineapple chunks onto 8 metal (or soaked bamboo) skewers, dividing equally. Place on broiler pan. Cook 2 minutes, then brush with peanut butter mixture. Repeat brushing and broiling until salmon is flaky, turning as needed to brown evenly, about 8 minutes total.

Divide warm rice mixture evenly among four serving plates; top with skewers. Sprinkle skewers lightly with chopped peanuts and serve while warm. May be garnished with additional lime slices and cilantro leaves, if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Southern Peanut Growers & Janice Elder, Charlotte, North Carolina

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