Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Baked Salmon with Asian Marinade

I really love salmon.

And the good news? It loves me back.

Salmon, caught in the wild, is a good source of Omega 3's, (important for normal brain function), is heart healthy and low in calories.

Not that I care about any of that.

I eat it because it is good.

Asian Salmon
(adapted from Simply in Season)

1-1/2 lbs. wild-caught salmon
1/2 cup fresh chives
2 Tb. tamari sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tb. toasted sesame oil
1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger root, finely minced
optional: sesame seeds

Place salmon in baking dish or broiler pan. Whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour over fish. Bake in preheated 375F. oven for about 15 minutes, or until fish flakes apart easily. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

Can also be grilled.

Serves 4.

*I normally do not cook food in aluminum foil. The exception to this rule is fish on the grill, which is what I had planned.

God had a different plan.

He sent rain.

With wind.

Wisdom is knowing when to go to Plan B.

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Cindy said...

Someone just gave me some salmon. I think I will try this recipe.

Great idea. It looks wonderful.

Sonya said...

This looks SO good! I am going to make it tomorrow. I usually buy the wild Alaskan salmon from Sam's club because it is conveniently seasoned and ready to bake but was looking for other variations. Thank you so much for sharing. I am printing the recipe. Right now.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Do you guys have a Fred Meyer up there? Ours has Sockeye Salmon all the time- they reguarly stock it and at a fairly good price. Sockeye is always the one to look for becasue for some reason that breed of salmon is too smart and can not be farm raised. If you see sockeye you can be sure that it is wild caught!
I love salmon too- I could eat it every night!

Kim said...
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Kim said...

Heather, we do have a FM and that's where I'll get it if it's on sale and fresh...We live about 2 minutes from the Columbia River where the spring salmon run just finished!