Seared Salmon & Honey-Chipotle Sauce with Vegetable Farro

Seared Salmon & Honey-Chipotle Sauce

with Vegetable Farro

35 MIN
2 Servings
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    The flavor-packed sauce for our flaky seared salmon is made from a simple trio of sweet honey, fresh lime juice, and spicy chipotle paste, which is perfectly accompanied by a hearty farro salad and zesty sour cream.
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    Seared Salmon & Honey-Chipotle Sauce with Vegetable Farro
    Title
    • 2 Skin-On Salmon Fillets
    • ½ cup Semi-Pearled Farro
    • 1 Lime
    • 1 Poblano Pepper
    • 4 oz Grape Tomatoes
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 1 Tbsp Honey
    • 2 tsps Chipotle Chile Paste
    • ¼ cup Sour Cream
    time-saving
    tips & techniques
    Cook the farro
    1 Cook the farro

    Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, add the farro and cook, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly.

    Prepare the ingredients & make the honey-chipotle sauce
    2 Prepare the ingredients & make the honey-chipotle sauce

    Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Halve the tomatoes; place in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Using a zester or the small side of a box grater, finely grate the lime to get 1 teaspoon. Quarter the lime. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Thoroughly wash your hands, knife, and cutting board immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine the sour cream and lime zest; season with salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey (kneading the packet before opening), the juice of 2 lime wedges, and as much of the chile paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper.

    Cook the fish
    3 Cook the fish

    Pat the fish dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium until hot. Add the seasoned fish, skin side up. Loosely cover the pan with foil. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Flip and cook 2 to 4 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate. Cover with foil to keep warm. 

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish.

    Cook the pepper
    4 Cook the pepper

    In the pan of reserved fond, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced pepper; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to the bowl of seasoned tomatoes.

    Finish & serve your dish
    5 Finish & serve your dish

    To the bowl of cooked pepper and tomatoes, add the cooked farro, the juice of the remaining lime wedges, and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished farro topped with the cooked fish, honey-chipotle sauce, and lime sour cream. Enjoy

    Tips from Home Chefs

    Cook the farro
    1 Cook the farro

    Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, add the farro and cook, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly.

    2 Prepare the ingredients & make the honey-chipotle sauce

    Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Halve the tomatoes; place in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Using a zester or the small side of a box grater, finely grate the lime to get 1 teaspoon. Quarter the lime. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Thoroughly wash your hands, knife, and cutting board immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine the sour cream and lime zest; season with salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey (kneading the packet before opening), the juice of 2 lime wedges, and as much of the chile paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper.

    Prepare the ingredients & make the honey-chipotle sauce
    Cook the fish
    3 Cook the fish

    Pat the fish dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium until hot. Add the seasoned fish, skin side up. Loosely cover the pan with foil. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Flip and cook 2 to 4 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate. Cover with foil to keep warm. 

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish.

    4 Cook the pepper

    In the pan of reserved fond, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced pepper; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to the bowl of seasoned tomatoes.

    Cook the pepper
    Finish & serve your dish
    5 Finish & serve your dish

    To the bowl of cooked pepper and tomatoes, add the cooked farro, the juice of the remaining lime wedges, and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished farro topped with the cooked fish, honey-chipotle sauce, and lime sour cream. Enjoy

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