Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sesame Ginger Salmon

It has been far too long since I posted anything, but that is kind of the way life is going at the moment with a newborn at home. I was lucky to have made and frozen some meals before she came, but have wanted some fresh fish recently. That being said, if I am lucky to get to the store and make something fresh for dinner we need a quick recipe and this certainly is that. The fish does marinade, but only for 30 minutes which was enough time to feed the baby in between making the marinade and then cooking dinner, yay multitasking! 

This dish is easy and full of Asian inspired flavors. My husband did comment a few times about how good the glaze is that goes on top and definitely adds the last bit of sweetness from the honey and tang from soy sauce.

Sesame Ginger Salmon
Serves 2-4
Source: How Sweet it is

1 1/2 pounds raw salmon
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoon soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, grated
1 Tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1-2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
4 green onions, sliced (optional)
Sesame Honey Glaze:
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour over salmon.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack over top. Spray the rack with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl or baking dish, combine olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, vinegar, brown sugar and whisk well until combined. Add salmon to the dish or place everything in a ziplock bag, then refrigerate and marinate for 30 minutes.
Preheat the broiler in your oven.
Remove salmon with kitchen tongs and place directly on the wire rack. Sprinkle with a little bit of salt and pepper, then place directly under the broiler. Cook for 10-12 minutes, depending on the salmon's thickness (our's was just about an inch thick), until opaque and easily flakable with a fork. You can flip the salmon halfway through cooking if desired.
Remove and serve immediately, with a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds, green onions and the glaze below.

Sesame ginger honey glaze:
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour over salmon.

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