Well, it was bound to happen at some point… I planned a recipe for this week’s post. I invited someone over to help eat it. I actually made it. Then right when I sat down to eat it, I realized I forgot to take photos of the process. So you still get the recipe, but gotta deal without photos. 😀 Well I managed to take one at the end when it was on the plate. Since there’s not a lot of pretty things to look at in this post, we’ll keep this short.
Honey-Soy Broiled Salmon
Recipe from Delish
1 scallion (minced)
2 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp minced fresh ginger
1 lbs salmon fillet (skin removed)
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
Ok, for those of you that don’t know, a scallion is a green onion. The names are interchangeable. Also to note, ginger is often located by the herbs in the grocery store. To mince the ginger, you’ll use a peeler to get the skin off then just chop up in tiny, tiny pieces. It’ll be a bit wet, but will still work out well.
This sauce actually doubles as a marinade as well. To make it, take the scallions, soy sauce, vinegar, honey and ginger in a bowl until the honey is dissolved. Cut the salmon fillet in half, and them put it into a plastic baggie. I only had a sandwich bag so the salmon was a little crunched, but it worked out. Add 3 or 4 tablespoons of the sauce in the bag. Seal it and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes. Flip the bag over about halfway through.
Next, turn the broiler on high. Line a pan (cake or cookie) with foil and spray it with pam to prevent sticking. Just in case. Put the salmon on the pan, skinned side down. Throw away the bag with the rest of the liquid in it. Put the pan in the oven so its only about 6 inches from the top of the over. Broil for about 8 minutes. Once it’s done and on the plate, drizzle the remaining sauce over each and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
I’ve made this salmon twice before. Both times with parmesan and garlic couscous, which tastes good when the sauce starts to mix with it. Also, it’s good to add sautéed red peppers. It only takes me a like 5-10 minutes to prep this dish so it’s a really easy one plus its healthy and affordable, too!