Friday, June 10, 2011

Easy Asian Salmon

My sister told me she made an awesome Asian inspired salmon for dinner the other night. She described how she ladled the thickened sauce on its slightly charred exterior and how it was the perfect balance of sweet, salty and sour. I couldn't get it out of my mind so I just had to make it!

This dish is so incredibly simple. Just put the ingredients together and presto- your job is done! The oven does the rest of the work for you! You can marinade the fish in the morning before you go to the office and pop it in the oven as soon as you get home..dinner will be delicious and ready in minutes!

four salmon fillets or one large cut (preferably with the skin on)
1 tablespoon grated garlic
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon mirin
1.5 tablespoons filipino vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon chili paste 

Mix all the ingredients together. Taste it..would you like it more salty, more sweet, more sour? Add more of whatever you feel it needs! Marinade for at least one hour. 

Place fish in a 350 degrees oven until it's almost cooked (internal temperature of 120) put the broiler on high and broil until it's slightly charred. Serve with rice!

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