Friday, October 5

Ginger-Soy-Lime Roasted Salmon

Fish is a great choice for a quick weeknight meal because you can't spend much time cooking it or it will be overdone. I've made a lot of Asian salmon dishes before (see here, here, and here) but this recipe, which is inspired by one in Jamie Oliver's cookbook, different than anything I've ever had. A simple marinade is put together in the blender (saves a lot of time on chopping) and then poured into a baking dish. The salmon then goes on top with the flesh side down, so that the skin gets nice and crispy while the flesh absorbs the flavorful sauce. Serve it with some simple rice or veggies and it's one of those quick meals that still works for a special occasion.

Ginger-Soy-Lime Roasted Salmon:*
  • Peel and roughly chop 4 cloves of garlic, 1 1" piece of fresh ginger, and 1 small red onion and add to a blender.
  • Add in 2 tbsp. soy sauce, the juice of 2 limes, and 1/2 diced Fresno chile.**
  • Puree the mixture until smooth and pour into the bottom of a small casserole dish.
  • Season two 6-7 oz. pieces of salmon with salt and pepper and place in the dish, flesh-side down.
  • Rub the skin with a bit of canola oil and place in a 480F oven for 10-12 minutes, or until almost cooked through.
  • Turn the broiler to high and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until skin gets nice and crispy.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and serve.

Serves two
*Based off a Jamie Oliver recipe.
**Or any other small red chile. Or use a jalapeno or serrano.