Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon

I recently reworked the recipe index. It was driving me nuts, trying to find recipes I knew existed, so I can't imagine it was helpful for anyone else.

When you rework your recipe index you also get a clear picture of what foods you eat the most. And what you don't.

7 sausage dishes
36 pasta dishes
58 (!!!) chicken dishes
31 seafood dishes

Okay, so 31 doesn't sound as pitiful as the poor sausage category until you realize how many types of seafood there are. Then it's pretty pitiful. Especially since we both LOVE seafood.

So why aren't we eating more?

For one, it's pricey. And, fresh seafood usually needs to be on the menu the same day you bring it home which is difficult for a flaky cook (aka, me!).

I resolved to try eating more, even if it means we're chowing down on the frozen stuff. Costco had a coupon for frozen salmon recently so we picked up a bag and threw it in the freezer. It may not be fresh but it's darn tasty, good quality, and packaged individually so you can pull out however many filets you need at the time.

This particular salmon dish is sitting pretty in the win column. It not only cooks up fast, but also uses stuff already in your pantry. It has loads of flavor thanks to the marinade + glaze. Add a side dish or two and you've got dinner!

Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon
4 salmon fillets
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 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
4 green onions, thinly sliced
Sesame Ginger Honey Glaze (recipe follows)

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack over top. Spray the rack with nonstick spray.

In a small bowl, combine olive oil, sesame oil, rice vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. Whisk until well combined. Put the salmon in a gallon size ziplock bag and pour marinade over top. Place in refrigerator and let marinate for 30 minutes.

Preheat your broiler.

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, until opaque and easily flakable with a fork.

Before serving, spoon glaze over top and sprinkle green onions and sesame seeds.

Sesame Ginger 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 and whisk until smooth. Set aside until salmon is cooked through.

Source: How Sweet It Is

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  1. I love salmon, haven't tried preparing it this way! Looks good.

  2. Hi Aimee,
    Your Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon looks delicious. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  3. Mmm, this looks delicious! I'm picky about fish, so when a new recipe catches my eye, I've got to save it! Thanks for sharing!
    ~April @DimplesandDelights


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