I am an addict.
There. I said it. I have fulfilled one of the 12 steps, although I am not sure which one. What? You want me to say more? Really? That wasn’t enough? OK. Sheesh.
My name is The Ranting Chef and I am addicted to buffalo sauce. (My previous addiction can be found here)
I have made more than my share of buffalo flavored dishes here (Buffalo Chicken Ravioli, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Buffalo Chicken Salad Wraps, Buffalo Chicken Flat Bread). All of them to date use the same protein – chicken. This was an opportunity to spread the love (i.e. buffalo sauce), thickly over something else!
This recipe calls for you to make your own buffalo sauce. If you want to speed the process up, use one from a jar.
The side salad is ready.
Salmon on the grill.
I was kinda skeptical about the combination of flavors, fearing the buffalo would overwhelm the salmon. I think it worked. A great heat at the start of the bite and the cool, creamy salmon taste following. Try it out.
Prep Time: 25 M | Cook Time: 10 M | Makes: 4 servings | Difficulty: Easy
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- Kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
- 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 5-ounce package baby arugula
- 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
- 2 carrots, thinly sliced
- Vegetable oil, for brushing
- 4 5-ounce skinless salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)
- Freshly ground pepper
Make the sauce: Combine the butter, hot sauce, maple syrup, paprika and a pinch of salt in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave until the butter melts, about 30 seconds. Whisk to combine. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium.
Whisk the blue cheese, yogurt, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon water, 2 teaspoons of the prepared sauce and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add the arugula, celery and carrots and set aside (do not toss).
Brush the grill with vegetable oil. Season the salmon with salt. Grill, brushing occasionally with the sauce, until marked and just cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.
Toss the salad and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with the salmon and the remaining sauce.
Per serving: Calories 410; Fat 27 g (Saturated 9 g); Cholesterol 100 mg; Sodium 420 mg; Carbohydrate 10 g; Fiber 2 g; Protein 32 g