Monday, July 16, 2012

Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon

Every once in awhile new social media crops up and I jump on the band wagon (hello Facebook, Myspace, Tumblr, and Pintrest).  Inevitably I grow bored, quickly (goodbye Myspace and Tumblr, you are not missed, and FB you are on a fast track to getting the boot).  These outlets really don't do much for me, but Pintrest has become a right-handy tool.  I pin recipes often, and I make them!  GASP!!!  I know you wouldn't know it by my lack of blogging, lately (blame that on taking two classes this summer), but you have to believe me.

Here's proof.  I pinned this yummy recipe for salmon from How Sweet It Is blog, and truly, it is sooo sweet.  Just look up at that gorgeous piece of fish.  Thank you, Hubby, for grilling it to perfection and thank you, Jessica, for sharing the recipe on your blog.

Here's Jessica's recipe, please click on this link to check out her beautiful pics.

Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon, serves 2-4
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 (I used ginger powder since that's what I had on hand)
1-2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
4 green onions, sliced
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack over top. Spray the rack with nonstick spray. (Here we decided to grill the fish after it marinated.)
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
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 in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour over salmon.
How awesome is that?  This was a simple, healthy recipe that I know we will make again.  We ALL loved it.


GardenofDaisies said...

This salmon recipe sounds delicious! I love pinterest as an organizing tool! It really helps me keep ideas and recipes in order.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks yummy! Bet this would be great with chicken too:@)