Kate's Cuisine

Mar 10 2016

Sesame Ginger Salmon

Sesame Ginger Salmon

Salmon comes into this house so rarely that when it does, I do very little to it so the flavour can be savoured. So sometimes a pinch of dill or a squirt of lemon is all that’s really required. And it’s perfect. But, sometimes you just want to do more, as I did last time I picked salmon up for dinner on my way home.

This marinade is delicious, super easy, and it’s a refreshing switch from the standard saute. Make sure you either buy skinless filets or remove the skin before you do anything to the salmon. Unlike simply sauteed salmon, it’s not going to have a chance to get crispy, and rubbery salmon skin is just a good way to ruin dinner.

For the marinade:

  • 4 salmon filets $7.49
  • 1/4 cup olive oil $0.11
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce $0.05
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar $0.12
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil $0.20
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar $0.02
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced $0.01
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated or minced $0.15
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds $0.18

For the glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons honey $0.10
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce $0.01
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil $0.03
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha $$0.02
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated or minced $0.05
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds $0.06

Total cost $8.60
Cost per serving $2.15

1.) Whisk together the olive oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and sesame seeds. Pour the marinade into a shallow casserole dish or a resealable bag and add salmon filets. Toss and rub the marinade over the salmon, then place in the fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

2.) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the salmon filets into a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish (you can use the same one you marinated the fish in, just drain off the excess marinade before cooking.) Place the salmon into the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

3.) Combine all the ingredients for the glaze. When salmon is finished cooking, preheat the broiler. Brush the glaze over the salmon and place under the broiler for 2 minutes.

4.) Serve and enjoy!

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