KISS: Baked Salmon with Dill Cauliflower “Rice”

salmon and cauliflower rice

How is October over?!?  Time is flying!

Here’s our KISS meal of the week: Baked Salmon with Dill Cauliflower “Rice”

While we like finding a great Pinot Noir to pair with salmon, this week we threw caution to the wind, and opened a bottle of Gelfand Cabernet Sauvignon.  Go big, or go home.  :)

We eat salmon pretty often, but serving it with cauliflower “rice” was a different (and great) compliment.  

I don’t know why we hadn’t tried it before!  I think the key was in the seasoning.

Baked Salmon with Dill Cauliflower “Rice” (serves 2)

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 t. rice vinegar
  • 2 T. dijon mustard
  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 1 T. dried dill
  • 1 t. ground black pepper
  • 1 t. sea salt

Combine the rice vinegar and dijon mustard in a small bowl.  Spoon the mixture over the salmon fillets, and then bake the fillets in the oven for 15 minutes at 350°F.

Meanwhile, use a food processor on the low setting to “rice” the cauliflower florets.

Combine the “rice”, and remaining seasonings in a bowl.  Stir to thoroughly combine.

It’s that easy!

We also had a bit of hot sauce at the table . . . which was a fun addition.  😉

Have you tried cauliflower “rice”?  I actually prefer it to regular rice.  In fact, I don’t really like regular rice at all.  But the texture and flavor of cauliflower “rice” is a winner.

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  1. says

    That sounds interesting! I’ve never had cauliflower “rice” but i’ve heard of it as “mashed potatoes.” I love salmon, too. Dill and fresh lemon are great for it.

  2. says

    Nice addition of dill Michelle, that sounds like a delicious combination! I can’t believe how much on the same page we can be sometimes. :)

    I have some cauliflower I’m planning to use to make dirty rice…dirty because of the addition of some offal. Something new, should be interesting. :)

    • says

      In the past, I’ve always served it with stir-fry . . . so there was a nice sauce with it. That’s how I sold Bob on it in the first place. :) So this was the first time without a sauce, but having it seasoned turned out to be really tasty.

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