This Sweet Chili Alaska Salmon Bowl Recipe with Brown Rice has been sponsored by Influence Central. All opinions are my own.
Having grown up in New England, I learned to love seafood at a very early age. There are very few seafood dishes that I don’t absolutely love. Which is a great thing because seafood is incredibly good for you! If you need healthy seafood recipes, this sweet chili Alaska Salmon bowl recipe is the perfect addition to your meal plan!
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Why Choose Alaska Salmon
One thing you need to be aware of when choosing your seafood is how and where it was caught. Sometimes this means reading the package label and other times you may have to ask your fish monger (ie the guy behind the fish counter!) where is it from.
Usually, I am pretty good about this but even I get caught unaware sometimes. I realized this week that the ‘wild caught’ salmon I WAS getting actually came from China! Next time, I need to read the fine print. I want the seafood I eat to be caught as close to home as possible as well as being sustainably harvested.
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Responsibly Sourced Salmon
Look for the designation ‘Alaska salmon’ to make sure that the salmon you eat has been responsibly sourced. Any species of Alaska seafood you buy is sustainably caught. That includes Alaska pollock, salmon, crab, halibut, cod and more.
Alaska only harvests as much fish as the environment can handle. That allows the marine ecosystem to continue to replenish year after year. This is actually written into the state’s constitution! Seriously! How cool is that!
There are healthy and not so healthy ways to prepare your seafood. The average American should consume 8 ounces of seafood per week. Baking, grilling, and sauteing are better for you than better frying.
But, no matter how you cook it, seafood is loaded with healthy nutrients. Seafood from Alaska is an ideal protein choice that is naturally loaded with minerals, vitamins and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Omega’s are very important for so many of our body’s systems!
Sweet Chili Alaska Salmon Bowl Recipe with Brown Rice
- 1 to 1 /2 pounds Alaska salmon
- 4 cups cooked brown rice
- 1 large carrot, shredded
- 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/3 cup of your favorite sweet chili sauce
- 1 lime
- 1 avocado, removed from skin and sliced thinly
- sesame seeds to garnish
- Place Alaska salmon on a foil covered cookie sheet
- Drizzle with lime juice from half a lime
- Brush with sweet chili sauce
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until salmon flakes with fork. Cut into 3 to 4 servings.
- Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, place 1 cup brown rice
- Top rice with one piece of Alaska salmon
- Add piles of shredded carrot, shredded cabbage, sliced avocado and a sprinkle of cilantro
- Squeeze remaining lime over the top
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds
- Serve and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 972Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 94gFiber: 10gSugar: 37gProtein: 58g
Nutrition information not always accurate
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.