Monday, January 26, 2015

Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon

Trying to ween myself away from potatoes and pasta can be somewhat of a daunting task so in the hope that perhaps Sunday dinner could be a little more healthy, I reached out to my sister-in-law (aka my partner in crime especially when it comes to wine and pasta) to see what she had tucked away in her arsenal of recipes.

She came back with this one and to quote my brother when we poured the marinade into a ziplock back, "I want to zip my head up in there it smells so good"!

Needless to say the family liked it!

Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon
From the blog 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 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
1-2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
4 green onions, sliced

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

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. (Or preheat your grill, etc if you prefer to use something else.)

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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