Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Honey-Soy Salmon

Mr. Kim Chee was not a salmon lover. I made it for him the first year we dated, for his birthday. I could tell he wasn't 100% sure about it. But then he took a trip to Sweden to visit a friend. They ate a lot of salmon while he was there. Props to his friend's family for showing him the joys of fresh salmon. Since then, he's been a salmon lover. Here's an easy salmon recipe that you can make the night before or toss together for a quick dinner.

Grab a Ziploc bag to marinate your fish. Start with some soy sauce.

Now grab your honey and give it a good squeeze.

Ginger and garlic will give the marinade more flavor. I used dried sliced ginger root here, but fresh ginger would work just as well.

Sesame oil will lend its rich Asian flavorings.

And a bit of rice wine vinegar will give just a little tang.

If you like spice, crushed red pepper flakes are your friend. If you can't stand the heat, just leave them out.

Have I mentioned before that Mr. Kim Chee likes it spicy? When we go out for sushi, there is never any leftover wasabi on our plates.

He either likes heat, or he likes clear sinuses. Either way.

Give your bag a good mash so the ingredients can meld together, and grab your salmon.

Toss the fish in the bag and let it hang out for as little as an hour or as long as overnight.

Then just toss it on the grill! I'd grill it over medium heat, probably 4-5 minutes a side. How easy was that? A few steps, a plastic bag, and in no time you've got yourself a beautiful piece of cooked fish! Even your non-fish lovers will want a second helping.

Recipe: Honey-Soy Salmon
1/4 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. honey
1 large garlic clove, sliced
3-4 slices ginger root
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 lb. salmon fillet

Combine all ingredients in a large Ziploc bag. Marinate fish at least one hour and as long as overnight.

Grill salmon over medium heat, 4-5 minutes a side or until cooked through.

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