This salmon bowl has been my dinner obsession for literally the past four months. Like not to be dramatic but we have this for dinner once a week and I have never once not been excited to put it in my mouth.
The key here is to get your salmon skinned at the grocery store so you don’t have to do it yourself. I always get my fish from the counter so I don’t have to bother with the skin at home. First things first, start your rice! There is nothing worse than being halfway through cooking your meal and realizing your rice hasn’t been started yet. Also, go ahead and invest in a rice cooker (they are actually pretty cheap) this will make a world of difference in your rice game, seriously! Rice in the rice cooker is not only so easy but it’s also so much fluffier. For the salmon you’ll want to cube it and season with cumin, salt and pepper and then toss that baby into a pan that’s oiled up, just a light layer of avocado or olive oil will do just the trick here.
While your salmon is cooking, start chopping your veggies. Slice half a cucumber and as much of the jalapeño as you want. I like to remove the center and seeds of the jalapeno so it’s not so so spicy but, you do you boo. Make sure you peel your avocado before you slice it to keep your slices pretty, you’re going to want to Instagram this meal.
Chives can seem tedious but I think it really adds to the whole flavor so chop some of those up too and put to the side.
Give your salmon cubes a toss in the pan and then move on to making your sauce. I know the maple syrup seems weird but y’all this sauce is everything so just trust the process, okay? Combine maple syrup, soy sauce, mayonnaise, and sriracha together to taste. I don’t ever measure this but I would recommend starting with about a table spoon of mayo, adding a couple dashes of soy sauce, a big squeeze of sriracha, and more maple syrup than you think - now taste. if it’s too bland add more sriracha and soy sauce, if it’s too salty I would do more maple syrup, and if it’s too spicy I would do more mayo! make sure the sauce is really mixed well without chunks and it will literally change your life!
Last, assemble your bowl! You really don’t need me to tell you how to toss all of these things in a bowl together, but I like to make mine as pretty as I can so let me tell you how I do it! starting with rice at the bottom, I like to use my rice scooper to make a little bowl in the middle of my rice where I put my salmon. Then I fan my veggies on the sides of my rice pile, drizzle with that special sauce and top with chives. Delicious!