Sunday, May 15, 2011

Shoyu Sesame Salmon (SSS)

A good friend of ours served us this dish a while back during a casual dinner get together. Believe me, I was the last one to get up from the table and I politely asked him if I could finish the remaining salmon. Because I loved it so much I named the recipe after him. But to protect his privacy, I decided to call it SSS, which represents the main ingredients for this recipe. Shoyu is soy sauce in Japanese, Sesame for the oil that is part of this recipe, and of course Salmon. If you want to have a simple Asian meal, you can't go wrong with this. You can complement it with miso soup, steam rice or sushi, and maybe green tea ice cream for dessert. I'm pretty sure I give my friend's recipe justice here.

2 pieces 6 oz. salmon fillet
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 tsp. sesame oil
4 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon water

1. Combine brown sugar and water.
2. Add garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil.
3. Marinate the salmon in the soy sauce mixture for 15 minutes on each side.
4. You can either grill, bake, or pan fry the salmon.
5. Use the remaining marinade as a topping for the salmon by cooking the mixture in a small pan on medium heat until the sauce thickens. Drizzle over the salmon and serve.

Wash the salmon pieces and pat dry with paper towels before marinating.

The kitchen already smells delicious once you start putting this marinade together, even before you start cooking.

Because I was pressed for time today, I pan fried the salmon in about 1-1/2 Tablespoons of extra light olive oil on low to medium heat.

Tip: To keep the salmon juicy, put a cover on the pan but keep it a quarter of the ways ajar. Finally, drizzle the cooked marinade over the salmon. Let me tell you, it was love at first bite for me. I hope you love this as much as I do. -GG-


Gingham Girl said...

Thanks Ben. Please let me know how it turned out.

Anonymous said...

thanx for this recipe! was unreal!!!!

Gingham Girl said...

Thank you Mr./Ms. Anonymous. Glad you liked it. -GG-

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