Thursday, August 23, 2012

teriyaki salmon

Salmon is a rare treat around here, usually reserved for special occasions and when family comes to visit, but when we do have it, this is hands-down our family's favorite way to eat it. Even those who don't like fish and think all fish is too fishy-tasting cannot resist this. The measurements for the marinade needn't be precise - it's more about the ratios and if you prefer a sweeter marinade or a saltier one. I typically buy a large, whole filet of wild Alaskan salmon and cut it into roughly equal pieces. Marinate them for an hour before cooking. You can grill the fish, or pan fry it in a little peanut oil, which is our preferred method.


For the marinade:
Equal parts organic soy sauce and water
Sugar (to taste)
Sesame oil (a little goes a long way - for a large filet, use a Tablespoon or so)
Lots of minced garlic
Grated fresh ginger (about half as much as the garlic)

I serve it family-style (like pretty much everything else around here). We enjoy it with rice and wedges of lemon or lime. Yum!

6 comments:

  1. I'm not a big fish fan but don't mind salmon occasionally...this looks so yummy Jaime...i just wish salmon wasn't so expensive to buy here!

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  2. OMG, my mouth is literally watering! But I have a question. I have troubles when pan frying anything that's been marinated. It's like the marinade all turns black and burns before the meat or fish even cooks. Any suggestions?

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    1. Oh, yes, that can definitely be a problem, especially with the sugar in the marinade! Cutting the fish up into smaller pieces helps it to cook faster. Also, I keep the pan on high heat initially to sear all sides of the fish, then turn the heat down to cook it through. There are always a few crispy burnt bits, but if I think it's burning too much, I also add a little water to the pan.

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    2. Thanks for the tips... I'll have to give it another try!

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  3. YUM!! Salmon is my favorite, especially on the grill! :)

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  4. Oh, that looks so good! And easy, too. I will have to try it -- soon!

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