Friday, April 29, 2011

Soy Ginger Salmon

Happy Friday! Happy Royal Wedding Day!

This recipe is inspired by the way my Mom used to always prepare Salmon. It's comforting and familiar and involves baking the mild orange fish in a ginger, soy, teriyaki and lime based marinade. I was pretty "lazy" last night and only took two photographs of my ingredients / prep work. That being said, there isn't a whole lot to this preparation. And sometimes ingredient photos are a pain in the butt.
At least we have some pretty looking green and yellow peppers. Seasoned with salt & pepper and sauteed in a little olive oil the simple preparation compliments the range of salty, sweet and garlicky flavors in the salmon recipe I will do my best to detail from memory below. The amount of ingredients are generally proportionate to the size of the piece of fish. I had about a pound.
Ingredients
1/2 cup Soy sauce
2 tablespoons Teriyaki sauce
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp ginger, grated
1 lime, juiced
1 lb salmon fillet
1/2 green pepper, sliced lengthwise
1/2 yellow pepper, sliced lengthwise
1 cup jasmine or white rice

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Combine the first five ingredients in a baking dish. Add the salmon and marinate for about 15 minutes, brushing the marinade over the piece of fish a few times to coat the top. Bake for 20 minutes or until fish is cooked through - it should flake to the touch of a fork. As the fish bakes the marinade will take on a sticky glaze like quality.Meanwhile, I sauteed my peppers and simmered a cup of jasmine rice on the stove. The salmon would also work well with a pairing of asparagus or green beans, or whatever crispy green vegetable you had on hand or happened to be craving. The fish and peppers are filling on their own, but I'm partial to a fluffy forkful of jasmine rice, maybe even doused in a little more soy sauce. The soy and teriyaki sauces mingle to form a flavorful base for the mild fish accented with bright bursts of lime and potent ginger. The fish itself is flaky yet filling, and not to mention a healthy dose of Omega 3s.It has been awhile since I enjoyed cooked Salmon (I eat sashimi or smoked more often these days) but it used to be a staple in my weeknight meal rotations. It actually used to be my favorite fish, but I ate it all the time at restaurants and cooked it so much that eventually it was too much of a good thing!I'm glad I thought to bring it back. Plus, it's super easy to make. Did you see how small that list of ingredients was? And I had lunch leftovers! Salmon heats up quite well the next day. What's your favorite type of fish to cook?

18 comments:

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I love that this dish is really simple to prep but there are lots of flavor! I love cooking tuna or salmon - the "meatier" fishes but I also do love cod and halibut!

Di said...

I LOVE Salmon! It's really the only fish I ever make for myself. :)

Jen said...

Love the peppers! I enjoy munching on green peppers but always seem to burp the taste for the rest of the day/night.

That wasn't a very ladylike comment. Sorry!

PapaCheong's 拿手好菜 said...

I just want to grab a fork and dig in.

Papacheong
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Michelle Collins said...

This looks so healthy and delicious!

Elizabeth said...

I agree, some fluffy jasmine rice is definitely a good accompaniment

Shannon said...

I love cooking salmon, swordfish and tuna. So great on the grill, fish is such a "warm" weather meal. So happy that it's finally here!

5 Star Foodie said...

Delicious preparation of salmon, love the ginger flavor!

Amber Blue Bird said...

i dont particularly like fish except for salmon, this sounds like a great recipe to have handy

Simply Life said...

This recipe sounds great a full of flavor!

Anonymous said...

Love salmon! There is a secret ingredient to this recipe though...Grandma's Molasses!

Kerstin said...

Looks like the perfect weeknight meal! I'm always impressed when people have tons of prep photos because I'm way too lazy and messy to deal with my camera in the kitchen. I always enjoy looking at them though :)

Ameena said...

You make this look so easy Daisy! But I am challenged when it comes to cooking chicken, meat, or fish. I think I overcook it? It usually ends up a bit touch and/or rubbery. I need to try this recipe!! It looks delicious.

Megan said...

I like to make tilapia but lately I've been trying to come up with more creative fish dishes. This sounds like a great one to try!

Alicia said...

Sounds like a great marinade!!! I definitely cook salmon and cod more than other fishes.

this free bird said...

Woot!! You won the Amanda Dress...go girl!! I'll email you in the AM...have to see if I put you directly in touch w/her or grab your size, but one way or another you're gonna love that dress. It's beautiful!!

xoxo,
C

ps-pass the salmon

heather said...

i'm a salmon girl too! :) but we've been making swordfish here lately and that's great too!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

looks good! i don't typically cook fish at home. i should. anything with jasmine rice is fine by me!