Salmon Cucumber Jicama Lettuce Wraps on Simply Recipes

Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Cucumber, Jicama, and Ginger

  • Prep: 30 minutes
  • Cook: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4.

Prep the ingredients for the cucumber, jicama, ginger salad while the salmon fillets are marinating.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces skinless salmon fillets, cut into two even pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt for marinade
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt for poaching liquid
  • Slice of lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice

Cucumber, Jicama, Ginger Salad:

  • 3/4 cup of seeded, diced, thin-skinned (English or Persian) cucumber, peel-on (you can also use regular cucumbers that have been peeled)
  • 2/3 cup peeled, small diced jicama
  • 1/4 thinly sliced red onion
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 6 large leaves of butter lettuce

Method

1 Marinate the salmon fillets. Rub with 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt and a teaspoon of grated ginger. Set in refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes, while you prep the other ingredients.

2 In a medium bowl, gently combine the diced cucumbers, jicama, red onion, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, grated ginger, chopped mint, and salt. Set aside for the flavors to blend.

3 Prepare salmon poaching liquid. Place water, salt, and a slice of lemon in a pot wide enough to hold the salmon fillets. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the salmon fillets that have been marinating in ginger and salt to the poaching liquid. Return to a simmer and cook for about 4 minute at a very low simmer. When just cooked through, remove from poaching liquid and place in a bowl. Toss with a teaspoon of olive oil and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Once the salmon has cooled to touch, break up gently into large flakes.

4 Arrange the lettuce wraps. Slice the avocado. On to each butter lettuce leaf, place a few chunks of salmon, a large spoonful of the cucumber jicama mixture, and top with some slices of avocado.

Fold up the lettuce wrap and eat!

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