Our 10 Most Popular Recipes in January

For the first stretch of 2021, as I’ve been eating popcorn covered in cheese powder—and, um, more popcorn covered in cheese powder—our Food52 community has been cooking and baking up a storm. Good for you! Behold: our top 10 new recipes this month. For…

For the first stretch of 2021, as I’ve been eating popcorn covered in cheese powder—and, um, more popcorn covered in cheese powder—our Food52 community has been cooking and baking up a storm. Good for you! Behold: our top 10 new recipes this month. Forty percent of which involve Parmesan. Yes.

10. Auntie Adele’s Phyllo With Sutlaj

“These particular cigar-shaped pastries, my great-aunt's recipe, are the answer to the question that has plagued pudding for centuries: Where is the texture contrast?” writes Charles Dabah for our My Family Recipe column.

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My New Favorite Eggs—in 5 Minutes Flat

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.

This recipe started as a fix for faster—much, much faster—egg salad, withou…

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Founding Editor and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.


This recipe started as a fix for faster—much, much faster—egg salad, without having to boil and peel and cool and, with maddening unpredictability, tweeze bits of eggshell.

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Easy Kale Pesto

When I have a bunch of kale in the fridge, I almost always save a few leaves to make this kale pesto recipe. I especially love making it in the winter, when basil is out of season. Of course, it doesn’t taste exactly like basil pesto (basil is mo…


When I have a bunch of kale in the fridge, I almost always save a few leaves to make this kale pesto recipe. I especially love making it in the winter, when basil is out of season. Of course, it doesn’t taste exactly like basil pesto (basil is more aromatic, while kale is more peppery), but it’s still delicious. Extra-virgin olive oil and pepitas make it rich and nutty, and lemon juice adds a lovely bright finish. The whole recipe requires 8 ingredients and comes together in 5 minutes, so it’s a great one to have in your back pocket. […]

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Want Better-Tasting Morning Brew? Try Cleaning Your Coffee Maker.

For most people, the coffee maker is a sacred appliance tasked with providing the day’s critical caffeine supply. And while the coffee maker gets a ton of use for this reason, it doesn’t actually receive as much care as it should. If you clean your cof…

For most people, the coffee maker is a sacred appliance tasked with providing the day’s critical caffeine supply. And while the coffee maker gets a ton of use for this reason, it doesn’t actually receive as much care as it should. If you clean your coffee maker regularly, we stand corrected—but we’d be willing to bet you don’t. You’re not alone, though. Until we did our research, we weren’t maintaining our coffee makers properly, either. But once you know, you’ll never go back to your old ways.

According to an NSF International study, the reservoir of a coffee maker is the fifth germiest place in the home. Yeast and mold were found in half of the makers tested, which really shouldn’t come as a surprise. The warm, moist environment of most reservoirs is ideal for such microbes, as well as other germs and bacteria, to grow. We can all agree this is pretty off-putting, but it can also be harmful, especially to those with allergies and asthma.

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Pollo Campero–Seasoned Fried Plantain Chips

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Lots of black and white pepper, curry powder, cumin, paprika, and more make these plantain chips taste just look the seasoned golden batter on Pollo Campero's signature fried chicken. Read More

Simple Salmon Bowl

This salmon bowl recipe with rice is the definition of an easy and healthy dinner! Drizzle with a creamy sauce and prepare to be amazed. One of the easiest concepts there is? The bowl meal. Bowl food has surged in popularity in the past few years, and here’s why: it’s easy, healthy, and totally free-form. Even better, everything is cozier in a bowl (so says the Wall Street Journal). So here’s the epitome of a healthy bowl meal: this Simplest Salmon Bowl! The tender, seasoned fish is offset with rice, crisp tender broccoli, and covered in an easy, creamy flavor popping sauce. Try the Tahini Sauce or Miso Sauce, and prepare to be amazed. Here’s how to build this simple dinner idea — and a few cheater options to make it even quicker. Pick your grain: rice or other! This recipe is designed as a salmon rice bowl, but you could use any sort of whole grain you like! It’s a loose concept that’s like our grain bowl: you can use just about anything. Here are a few ideas, listed from quickest to longest lead time: Couscous: Couscous is small round pasta, and it cooks in just 5 minutes. (If […]

A Couple Cooks – Healthy, Whole Food, & Vegetarian Recipes

This salmon bowl recipe with rice is the definition of an easy and healthy dinner! Drizzle with a creamy sauce and prepare to be amazed.

Salmon Bowl

One of the easiest concepts there is? The bowl meal. Bowl food has surged in popularity in the past few years, and here’s why: it’s easy, healthy, and totally free-form. Even better, everything is cozier in a bowl (so says the Wall Street Journal). So here’s the epitome of a healthy bowl meal: this Simplest Salmon Bowl! The tender, seasoned fish is offset with rice, crisp tender broccoli, and covered in an easy, creamy flavor popping sauce. Try the Tahini Sauce or Miso Sauce, and prepare to be amazed. Here’s how to build this simple dinner idea — and a few cheater options to make it even quicker.

Pick your grain: rice or other!

This recipe is designed as a salmon rice bowl, but you could use any sort of whole grain you like! It’s a loose concept that’s like our grain bowl: you can use just about anything. Here are a few ideas, listed from quickest to longest lead time:

  • Couscous: Couscous is small round pasta, and it cooks in just 5 minutes. (If speed is your goal, think about using smoked salmon too! See below.)
  • Rice: White rice is done in 20 minutes, brown rice takes about 40 minutes (but you can make ahead and reheat it!)
  • Quinoa: Mix up a pot of perfectly seasoned quinoa: it’s filling and gluten free
  • Farro: Farro is another tasty whole grain that’s chewy like barley
Salmon rice bowl

Find the best quality fish for a salmon bowl

Next up: let’s talk about the salmon! Salmon can vary widely in quality. You’ll want to find the highest quality salmon you can find. Some frozen salmon can be low quality and have a very fishy taste. Here’s how to find a good piece of salmon for this salmon bowl:

  • Fresh salmon is best. You can find good frozen salmon, but for the very best salmon, buy it fresh from your local seafood counter. Frozen also works if you can find Coho (see below).
  • Buy wild caught salmon. Wild caught is the way to go! It’s most sustainable and has the best flavor.
  • Coho is a good choice. We tend to like Coho salmon for its mild flavor: it’s a good middle of the road option in terms of price. Of course, King salmon is incredible but more of a splurge. Avoid Atlantic salmon as it is typically farmed salmon.

Cheater method: use canned salmon or smoked salmon!

Want to save money and time with your salmon? Use canned salmon or smoked salmon for this salmon bowl instead! Here are a few notes about each:

  • Canned salmon is the cheapest option. It has the texture of canned tuna, but it tastes like salmon (yum!). Season it to taste with olive oil and salt and pepper before serving.
  • Smoked salmon is about the same cost as fresh salmon, but it doesn’t require cooking! All you have to do is flake it off into the bowl and it has incredible flavor.

Time saver tip: Your fastest salmon bowl recipe is using couscous and smoked salmon. You can likely make the entire meal in about 15 minutes!

Salmon bowl recipe

Make the best pan fried broccoli

What else do you need for this salmon bowl recipe? Broccoli! Broccoli is our go-to side vegetable because it’s got fiber, protein, and loads of vitamin C. You can cook broccoli in many different ways, but the fastest and easiest method is this Pan Fried Broccoli (That We Make Every Day). And we really do make it almost every day!

Try this method, and we hope you’ll be convinced to add it into your life as a side dish for lots of meals…even outside of this salmon rice bowl!

Top it with a simple sauce

Last up: the sauce! Here’s what ties the entire bowl together. And for us: we don’t want to have to whip out a blender here. No, we want sauces that take no time at all to whip up! Here are our 2 preferred sauces for this bowl, and then a few other ideas:

  • Tahini Sauce: This all-purpose tahini sauce is bursting with savory and delicious flavor (Alex’s favorite)
  • Miso Sauce: This miso-based sauce is another umami-loaded sauce with a hint of citrus (my favorite)
  • Other options: Change up the vibe and try our Lemon Dill Sauce or even White BBQ Sauce
Salmon bowl

Salmon bowl variations: other veggies or sauces!

There are so many ways to vary this salmon bowl! It’s more of an idea than a recipe, really. But at the same time, it’s helpful to have all the cooking methods in one place in a recipe (right?). Here are some more ideas for varying this salmon bowl:

What would you serve with your salmon bowl? Let us know in the comments below!

This salmon bowl recipe is…

Gluten-free, dairy-free and pescatarian.

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Salmon bowl

Simple Salmon Bowl


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This salmon bowl recipe is the definition of a fast and easy dinner! Throw it all together with a killer sauce and prepare to be amazed.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry rice of any type (or couscous for a quicker meal)
  • 1 recipe Tahini Sauce or Miso Sauce
  • 1 pound wild caught salmon fillets, skin on*
  • Olive oil 
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh broccoli, stem on (about 3 large heads or 6 heaping cups florets)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard powder (optional)

Instructions

  1. Make the rice: Start the rice (go to How to Make Rice or Instant Pot Rice).
  2. Mix the sauce: Make the Tahini Sauce or Miso Sauce (or make in advance and refrigerate). 
  3. Broil the salmon**: Preheat the broiler to high. Place a large sheet of aluminum foil on a baking sheet and brush it with olive oil. Pat each piece of salmon dry and place it on the foil skin side down. Brush salmon with a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (evenly divided among the fillets) and fresh ground pepper. Broil 4 to 5 minutes for very thin salmon or 7 to 10 minutes for 1-inch thick salmon, until it’s just tender and pink at the center (the internal temperature should be between 125 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit in the center). 
  4. Meanwhile, make the broccoli: Chop the broccoli into medium sized florets. In small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup water with the garlic powder, onion powder and mustard powder. Add 3 tablespoons olive oil to a large skillet and heat it on medium high heat. Add broccoli and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until starting to brown, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium, and add the water and spices. Cook an additional 4 to 5 minutes until fork tender, stirring occasionally. Taste and add additional salt and black pepper as necessary. Serve immediately.

Notes

*Want to save money and time? Use canned or smoked salmon! For canned, season to taste with olive oil, salt and pepper. For smoked salmon, just flake it into the bowl: it has incredible flavor as is. 

**If you prefer, you can also pan fry the salmon. Go to Pan Seared Salmon or Blackened Salmon.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Salmon bowl, Salmon bowl recipe, Salmon rice bowl

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Pasta Fagioli

I was in the mood for major comfort food so I made a big pot of Pasta Fagioli. Pasta Fagioli (Pasta e Fagioli) means “pasta and beans”, and is a traditional Italian soup. It is made with tomatoes, vegetables, beans, herbs, and pasta. Basica…

I was in the mood for major comfort food so I made a big pot of Pasta Fagioli. Pasta Fagioli (Pasta e Fagioli) means “pasta and beans”, and is a traditional Italian soup. It is made with tomatoes, vegetables, beans, herbs, and pasta. Basically all of my favorites in one pot! It is 100% cozy…

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Tuesday Things.

1. There are some luxuries that I’ve never done but have decided that I miss (as if I’ve done them!), like getting a massage. I think I’ve only got one massage in my life but now I’m convinced that once this situation is behind us, I want to make massages more of a routine thing. […]

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tuesday things

1. There are some luxuries that I’ve never done but have decided that I miss (as if I’ve done them!), like getting a massage. I think I’ve only got one massage in my life but now I’m convinced that once this situation is behind us, I want to make massages more of a routine thing. See also: missing eyelash extensions like whoa. We should all make a list of all the stuff we say we’re going to do and then see if we actually do it.

2. Um, hello biscoff crumble chocolate bark!

3. Everyday at the same time our automatic garage door opener refuses to work. How weird is that?! The same darn time. What kind of freaky thing is happening here?

4. Hacks to help work life balance.

5. TV things!! Have you watched the Tiger Woods special on HBO? Eddie and I were HOOKED on it. It was so good. I’m also about to start Bling Empire. Have you watched it?

6. I am reeeeeally hoping that the olympics happens this year because I’m dying to watch some gymnastics. Speaking of gymnastics, have you seen Nia Dennis’ routine from this weekend?! It was incredible!

7. I remember hearing somewhere years ago that eating ice cream at night can make you have crazy dreams. Never really put any stock in this but over the weekend I had ice cream and dreamt like a complete crazy person. I mean, is this a real thing?

8. How to apply the stateless protocol to life. This is so interesting – not sure I can do it.

9. Only thing I’ve craved this entire pregnancy is grapefruit. Like a crazy person! Currently eating one right now at 11pm…

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English Muffin Bread

English Muffin Bread
This English muffin bread is a delicious quick bread recipe, perfect for your morning breakfast routine. It has all the nooks and crannies of an English muffin in an easy to make loaf.
READ: English Muffin Bread

Sliced english muffin bread on a cutting board.

English Muffin Bread

This English muffin bread is a delicious quick bread recipe, perfect for your morning breakfast routine. It has all the nooks and crannies of an English muffin in an easy to make loaf.

READ: English Muffin Bread

Real Meaty Vegan Meatballs

Are you looking for easy and meaty vegan meatballs? I mean both in texture and in taste. These meatless meatballs recipe will deliver. They are juicy, full of flavors, not mushy at all, and will not fall apart! Make these delicious tvp meatballs today …

Are you looking for easy and meaty vegan meatballs? I mean both in texture and in taste. These meatless meatballs recipe will deliver. They are juicy, full of flavors, not mushy at all, and will not fall apart! Make these delicious tvp meatballs today and serve them with a rich marinara sauce and spaghetti. Meatless...

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