This is kind of a recipe and a tip together- a two-for-one deal! (You know I like two-fer deals.)
The tip: if salmon is on sale, BUY IT.
No ifs, ands, or buts about this one. Repeat after me: If salmon is on sale, BUY IT.
There are a few reasons for this “always” rule. First, salmon rarely goes on sale- at least in my grocery store. Second, it ain’t cheap at full price. Third, it’s delicious. Fourth, it’s a huge source of omega 3 fatty acids, and you need those. And five, (as if reasons 1-4 weren’t enough for you), I said so. Have I steered you wrong in our long two weeks together? 😉
So, we learned something today. That feels so good, doesn’t it? Well, get ready to really feel good, because we’re about to learn something else: the following recipe for cooking salmon will make you want to eat it every night of the week. Every. Night.
Soy & Sesame Salmon
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
- 1 tsp dark sesame oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 pound of salmon fillets
- Combine all ingredients, pour over salmon fillets.
- Marinate for several hours, or overnight. (we start it marinating in the fridge before we go to bed, then cook it the next day.)
- Preheat cast iron pan in the oven, 500 degrees (F).
- Pull out the pan, put a small amount of canola oil in the bottom, pan-sear salmon skin-side-up for 1 minute.
- Flip salmon in the pan, skin-side-down.
- Immediately return pan and fish to the oven, cook for 8-9 minutes until fully cooked. (If salmon is bright pink and shiny in the middle, it’s not done. Cook until flaky.
I highly suggest you serve this dish with some kind of pasta. My mother-in-law just boils up some Soba Noodles (buckwheat noodles). I, however, prefer a Parmesan flavor. Try both- they’re equally awesome.
- family-sized amount of whole wheat spaghetti (about half a box for 3 people)
- 4 tbsp butter
- 5 chopped green onions
- 2 tbsp chopped basil
- salt/pepper (to taste)
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- Cook pasta.
- While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a large pan.
- Add minced garlic, onions, and basil to the butter.
- Add pasta, cheese, and salt/pepper to taste.
How do you cook your salmon, and what do you serve with it? We’d love to know. Leave it in the comments.
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