We had picked up a beautiful piece of Atlantic salmon with the intention of cooking it with the mac and cheese and baked beans dinner last weekend…but ended up agreeing that our 5 course dinner was big enough without the salmon. So I decided to play with it for us on Monday – a.k.a. adding a dash of this and a dab of that to create a tasty dish – voila, Ginger Garlic Salmon with a bright punch of savory, spicy Asian flavors.
Ginger Garlic Salmon
1 pound piece of salmon, we used Atlantic, but any will do – we also remove the skin, keep it on if you prefer.
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup white wine
2 tablespoons grated ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, +1 tablespoon for garnish
Marinate the salmon in the lemon juice and white wine for about 30 minutes prior to cooking. When ready to roast pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and combine all other ingredients, except the additional cilantro for garnish, and spread liberally over the flesh side of the salmon. Place in a baking dish, skin side down, and bake for about 10-15 minutes until just medium. Garnish with cilantro and serve on top of a big green salad.
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