Cooking for two has been harder than I expected, but this recipe for Asian Salmon not only was perfect for two people but was delicious as well.
Our youngest daughter married and left home two years ago. We have 6 children and the thoughts of being empty nesters wasn’t a pleasant one for me. We have had children in our home for 40 years. What was I to do with my time? I laugh now because our home is never empty. The 6 children have married and between them, we have 10 grandchildren with number 11 due next month. There is ALWAYS someone here for dinner! Occasionally, as was the case tonight, it was just the beloved and I. I rummaged through the freezer trying to decide what to cook and came across a one pound salmon filet. We haven’t had fish in a while so this seemed to be a perfect choice.
In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and sriracha sauce.
Place a sheet of aluminum foil on a baking tray and lay the salmon on top. Spoon the sauce over the salmon.
Fold the aluminum foil over the salmon, sealing the edges to form a packet. This will keep the salmon moist and keeps it from drying out.
Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 15 minutes. Open the foil and broil for 2-3 minutes to lightly brown and caramelize the fish.
To serve, sprinkle with the green onion and toasted sesame seeds*.
I decided to serve this with pasta and steamed broccoli with garlic butter. For the pasta, I doubled the sauce recipe, put half on the fish and the other half over the cooked pasta. It was so good!
- 1 pound salmon filet
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger freshly grated
- 1 1/2 teaspoons rice vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon Tamari soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds lightly toasted
- 1 green onion thinly sliced
- In a small bowl, whisk the honey, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and sriracha sauce until well blended.
- Line a baking tray with aluminum foil. Place the salmon on the aluminum foil and spoon the seasoning mix over the salmon.
- Carefully fold the aluminum foil over the salmon sealing the edges so all the sauce stays in the packet.
- Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Open the foil packet and broil for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned and caramelized.
- Serve with the green onion and toasted sesame seeds sprinkled over the top.
* To toast sesame seeds, place the desired amount into a DRY saute pan. Over medium heat, place the sesame seeds and constantly toss them to prevent burning. Don’t take your eyes off them or they will burn…ask me how I know.
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