Sizzling Samba Salmon with Fiery Pineapple Pilaf—Dinner for 2

Sizzling Samba Salmon with Fiery Pineapple Pilaf is a dinner dish fusing Hawaiian and Thai flavors. It features a crispy-skinned salmon filet, perfectly paired with a spicy pineapple fried rice. The combination of sweet, tangy pineapple and the heat from the spices makes this dish an exotic culinary delight.

Meal Type



Hawaiian Thai Fusion



Food Stars

Salmon filet, pineapple, rice





You Need This Stuff

  • 2 Salmon filets, skin on
  • 1 cup Pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup Jasmine rice
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 small Onion, diced
  • 1 Red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 Green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 Thai chilies, finely chopped (adjust to taste)
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Fish sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped for garnish
  • Juice of 1 Lime for seasoning the salmon and adding a tangy flavor to the pilaf

Do This With That Stuff

  1. Rinse the salmon filets under cold water and pat dry with paper towels
  2. Place the salmon on the cutting board, skin side down, and season with salt, black pepper, and half of the lime juice
  3. Set aside to marinate for 15 minutes
  4. While the salmon is marinating, prepare your vegetables: using the chef’s knife and cutting board, dice the pineapple, onion, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and finely chop the Thai chilies Mince the garlic cloves using a garlic press
  5. In a small bowl mix together soy sauce, fish sauce (if using), and remaining lime juice to create a tangy sauce for later use
  6. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat Once hot, add salmon filets skin side down Cook for 4-5 minutes until skin is crispy then flip with fish spatula and cook for another 3-4 minutes until salmon is cooked through Remove from skillet and set aside on a plate covered with foil to keep warm
  7. In the same skillet add remaining olive oil Add diced onion and minced garlic to skillet; sauté until onion becomes translucent (about 2-3 minutes)
  8. Add diced red bell pepper, green bell pepper to skillet; sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes until peppers are softened
  9. Stir in chopped Thai chilies (adjust amount based on preferred spice level) followed by diced pineapple; sauté for another minute until pineapple is slightly caramelized
  10. Transfer this mixture from skillet into a bowl temporarily
  11. In a medium saucepan bring 2 cups of water to boil Add jasmine rice along with turmeric powder; stir well
  12. Reduce heat to low cover saucepan with lid let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until rice is cooked
  13. Once rice is cooked fluff it gently with fork then add sautéed vegetable-pineapple mixture back into saucepan along with prepared soy-fish-lime sauce; mix well ensuring all ingredients are combined evenly
  14. Plate your fiery pineapple pilaf onto two plates top each serving with a cooked salmon filet garnish each plate with fresh cilantro leaves before serving

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Beti’s Reflections

On a recent culinary adventure, I found myself dancing between the tropical vibes of Hawaii and the spicy allure of Thailand. The result? A fusion dish that’s a symphony of flavors – Sizzling Samba Salmon with Fiery Pineapple Pilaf. This recipe is an exotic culinary delight, marrying the sweet tanginess of pineapple with the heat of Thai spices.

This Sizzling Samba Salmon Recipe is perfect for two, making it an ideal choice for a cozy dinner date or a special treat for yourself and a friend. While it’s not suitable for those following vegan recipes, gluten-free cooking, or dairy-free meals, it’s a fantastic option if you’re looking to explore spicy seafood dishes or healthy Hawaiian dishes.

The star ingredients in this dish are two salmon filets with skin on. The skin crisps up beautifully in the skillet, adding texture to our sizzling salmon recipes. The tangy lime seasoned salmon is balanced by the sweetness of diced pineapple and the aromatic jasmine rice. A dash of turmeric powder in rice recipes adds color and earthy flavor while fresh cilantro leaves provide a refreshing garnish. The heat comes from Thai chilies – adjust these to your taste if you’re new to spicy salmon and rice recipes.

Let’s dive into how to cook salmon with pineapple and create this fiery pineapple pilaf recipe. Start by marinating your salmon filets in salt, black pepper, and lime juice. While they rest, dice your vegetables and prepare your tangy sauce using soy sauce, fish sauce (optional), and remaining lime juice. Cook your salmon until crispy then sauté your veggies in olive oil until softened. Add in your diced pineapple until slightly caramelized then set aside.

Next up is our jasmine rice and bell pepper pilaf – bring water to boil then add jasmine rice along with turmeric powder; stir well before reducing heat to low cover saucepan with lid let it simmer until cooked through. Once done, mix in your sautéed veggies along with prepared soy-fish-lime sauce ensuring all ingredients are combined evenly.

Plate up your fiery pineapple pilaf onto two plates top each serving with a cooked salmon filet garnish each plate with fresh cilantro leaves before serving – voila! You’ve just created homemade Hawaiian Thai cuisine!

So there you have it folks! Our sizzling samba salmon recipe paired beautifully with fiery pineapple pilaf – an exciting twist on traditional Hawaiian Thai fusion cuisine that will surely spice up any mealtime! Remember: cooking should be fun – so don’t be afraid to play around with flavors and make this dish truly yours! Until next time foodies – keep exploring those taste buds!

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