Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bears like Salmon. I guess I'm a bear?

I know that you know that eating fish is good for you. But let's be honest here, there are only so many ways you can cook a fish and majority of us don't exactly like the fishy smell afterward. (get your mind out of the gutter's not there? ok well, then maybe it's just me in the gutter :P)

As I've said in the previous post, I'm on a fish kick at the moment, in my attempts to eat healthy and all that jazz. Mainly, so I can eat more cupcakes and stuff without feeling so guilty. This salmon is delicious! It's a little bit sweet and tangy and just the right amount of kick (if you add the crushed red peppers that is) It's packed with flavor yet super simple, quick and easy to make. The marinade can also be used for chicken or tofu, it's very much an Asian flavor (to me anyway without all the grease and MSG that comes from ordering take-out Chinese) So, without further ado, I present you with Honey Lemon Soy marinated Salmon!

Honey Lemon Soy marinated Salmon

Here's the recipe:


Salmon (skinned. I used about 1lb)
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp roasted garlic oil or canola/vegetable oil
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup of soy sauce
2 tsp minced garlic (or more if you want it extra garlic-y)
1/2 - 1 tsp salt and pepper
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional but just to add a little kick)


• Rub salt on Salmon. Place on a deep dish plate or tray.
• In a small bowl, combine honey, oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic, salt & pepper and red pepper flakes. Mix well and pour over fish making sure that it coats every spot.
• Marinate for at least 30 minutes. The longer (a few hours to over night) the better.
• Heat up a non-stick pan drizzle some garlic oil or whatever oil you may have handy. Make sure pan and oil is hot enough before putting the fish in.
• Cook each side of the fish about 4-5 minutes. Longer depending on how thick the cut of fish you have.

I served (ate) this with jasmine rice and broccoli slaw sauteed in garlic oil, salt & pepper to taste.

You can serve this with whatever you feel like. I'm Asian and I love to eat rice with everything...really everything. I love chocolate rice porridge (champorado) but I digress that's for another time and another post.


pianogirl721 said...

I cooked this wonderful dish! It was SO easy, and I had everything in my cabinet! It only took about 15 minutes to cook, and it was DELISH! THANKS JO!