Salmon. You either love it or hate it. I am lover and will have it any form–smoked, grilled, baked, in sushi and in a salad. This is a nice recipe with an Asian flare. It is quick and you will have dinner ready in an hour. I like to pair it with roasted broccoli, lentils ( both of these recipes will be up shortly), sweet potatoes or soba noodles. Make it this week and liven up your summer dinner–heart healthy and yummy !
1 lb of salmon filets (about 5 pieces)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tsp of crushed ginger
2 tbsp of honey
1 tsp of sesame seeds
1 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes
In a mixing bowl or a measuring cup, mix all the ingredients and microwave it for 5 minutes. Stop after every minute and stir. This allows all the ingredients to mix and marry together and the heat thickens the honey, making it a nice glaze.
Pour the marinade over the salmon and let it sit for about 15mins.
While the fish soaks up all the wonderful flavors, preheat the oven to 350
Bake the fish for about 20 mins (till cooked through) and then broil it on high for the last 5mins to get a nice crust.
Garnish with some extra seasame seeds and scallions ( I did not have any–but I think it would add color and a nice freshness to the rich fish)
Serve hot with your choice of sides !