Your dinner guests will feel extra special when presented with a beautiful gift-wrapped entree.Tender salmon flavored with the tastes of Asia are wrapped in translucent rice paper. The delicious salmon rests on a colorful bed of coconut creamed spinach and peppers. Crunchy peanuts add crunch and fresh lime a bright hint of acidity.
1Prepare Coconut Milk Spinach and Peppers
Preheat oven to 450°.
Heat large dry skillet over medium high heat until hot. Add spinach, a handful at a time, tossing leaves until they have wilted. Transfer spinach to a colander, let cool then squeeze out as much liquid as you can. Set aside. Wipe out skillet with paper towel.
2Brush peppers with 1 tablespoon oil. Place on baking sheet and roast until they begin to blister. Remove from oven and let cool. Slice into strips and blot moisture with paper towel.
3Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil over medium heat. Add shallots and sauté until transparent. Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant.
4Stir in the coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Add spinach and pepper strips. Season with Sriracha, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Remove from heat.
5Prepare Rice Paper Wrapped Fish
Maintain 450° oven.
6In a small bowl mix fish sauce, sugar, garlic, ginger together and lime juice. Rub salmon with mixture.
7Fill a large bowl with very hot water. Dip rice paper, one sheet at a time, in water for 10 seconds. Place on a moistened dish towel - sheet will soften and become more pliable. Arrange 2 cilantro sprigs attractively in the center of the rice paper then place salmon on top. Fold the rice paper over the salmon to make a packet. Fold the additional 3 packets.
8Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place the salmon packets in the skillet, seam-side down, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Make certain they do not touch one another. Turn and cook for 1 1/2 minutes more.
9Place fish packets on baking sheet lined with foil. Cook for 5 minutes.
10Plate and serve
While salmon is in the oven reheat creamed spinach. Spoon creamed spinach onto 4 dinner plates. Remove fish from oven and arrange on top of spinach. Garnish with chopped peanuts and lime wedges