Every time I visit my hometown on the Gulf Coast of Florida it is a mad dash to eat all the seafood I can while I’m there.
On a recent visit, I went with my Dad and little brother to this cute little seafood place on the water. There I had some pretty good fried seafood, but what really took me was the Salmon Yum Yum Bowl my little brother ordered. I knew immediately that I wanted to make my own version and add it to my meal prep rotation.
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Blackened Salmon Meal Prep Bowl Ingredients:
- Blackening Seasoning
- Cauliflower Rice
- Sauteed Vegetables (I used Zucchini & Squash)
- Yum Yum Sauce
If you prefer you can use something else for the base instead of cauliflower rice. Other good choices include brown or white rice, quinoa, or even spring mix greens.
I really like using zucchini & squash as the vegetables in this meal prep bowl. Depending on what’s in season and available, I also like using grilled corn or sauteed bell peppers and onions.
More Lunch Meal Prep Ideas:
- Chicken Apple Brie Salad
- Healthy Greek Chicken Bowl
- Healthy Canned Tuna Meal Prep Box
- Grilled Chicken Tenders & Hummus Box
- Blackened Salmon Kale Caesar Salad
Blackened Salmon Meal Prep Bowl Recipe
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4
- Category: Lunch
- Cuisine: American
Blackened Salmon Bowl:
4 6 oz Salmon Fillets
2 Zucchini, sliced
2 Yellow Squash, sliced
2 Tablespoons Butter, divided
6 Cups Cauliflower Rice
Salt & pepper, to taste
Yum Yum Sauce:
1/3 Cup Mayonnaise
1/3 Tablespoon Butter, melted
1/2 Tsp Tomato Paste
1/2 Tsp Sugar (you can substitute honey/agave/or maple syrup if you wish)
1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 Tsp Paprika
Salt, to taste
3/4 Tablespoon Water
Place salmon skin side down on a cutting board. Sprinkle blackening seasoning over the top of each fillet and gently rub it in with your hands.
Place 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon fillets skin side down. Cook for 4 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside to cool.
Place another skillet over medium high-heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the sliced squash and zucchini. Season with salt & pepper. Saute for about 5 minutes, until tender. Remove from pan and place on a paper towel lined plate to cool.
To make the yum yum sauce, add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix together thoroughly with a whisk or fork. Divide into small sauce containers and seal with the lids.
Distribute cauliflower rice evenly among four meal prep containers (I use these). Add the salmon fillets on top and then place the sauteed vegetables around it. Add the yum yum sauce container, then seal and store in the refrigerator until ready to consume.