While at REI in Atlanta, I decided to pick up a copy of the April 2012 edition of Men’s Health magazine. Thumbing though the magazine, I came across the article “Takeout That Delivers,” an article about making fresh, healthy versions of popular take-out food. The recipe for Salmon Teriyaki with Asparagus looked delicious, so I decided to try it.
This version of Salmon Teriyaki is full of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and Vitamin D from the salmon. The asparagus also adds plenty of Vitamin K and Folate. Serving the dish over brown rice is also a more nutritious alternative than white or fried rice that comes with most take-out.
The best part of this dish is the moist, tender morsels of salmon. The asparagus provides a crunch that balances the softness of the fish. The sauce gives the dish a kick of heat from sriracha sauce with a fragrant ginger that comes through without overpowering the rest of the ingredients. This recipe alone is worth the price of the magazine, but the recipes for Thai Red Curry with Beef, Soba Shrimp Pad Thai, and General Tso’s Chicken with Broccoli make this month’s edition of Men’s Health a must buy.