How many of you has Pinterest? How many of you think how convenient it is? How many of you sit for hours “pinning” neat ideas and asking yourself why you never thought of sticking a panty hose at the end of your vacuum cleaner hose to easily locate lost jewelry? I say yes to everything. Isn’t it great? There are many cool websites and blogs out there but who has the time to go over page after page just to look for a recipe or a nifty idea for a weekend DIY?
Anyway, this is how I found this recipe. When I clicked on the picture, it lead me to a website that’s been sitting on my blogroll since I figured out how to use that feature here on WordPress. But if not for Pinterest, I wouldn’t have known about this recipe. Who has time to sit and scroll through 3 years worth of blogs? I’m sure some of you are saying why didn’t I just subscribe for her blog updates? Well, let me ask you this, aren’t you tired of getting your e-mail flooded with updates everyday?
Well, that’s my take on Pinterest. I guess the only thing is that sometimes, 54 different people think that that cat meme is cute so you might see some redundancies every now and then.
Broiled Asian Salmon
- 3 2 oz. fillets of salmon
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
- 2 tbsp. distilled white vinegar
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
- 2-3 tbsp. soy sauce
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced or grated
- 1-2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
- 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
- 4 green onions, sliced another 1 or 2 for topping
- sambal to taste (optional)
**The original recipe requires rice vinegar but I didn’t have any so I substituted with distilled white vinegar.
**Sambal is an asian chili paste, I didn’t put any in my fish but it would add another dimension to the flavor. So I decided to add it to the glaze which worked out perfectly. Use sparingly, a little can go a long way. Chili flakes will work well, too or tabasco.
For the glaze:
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 1-2 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tsp. sesame seeds
- 1/2- 1 tsp. freshly grated ginger
- sambal sauce
- Combine all ingredients in a measuring cup or a small bowl. Stir well.
- In a deep dish or ziploc bag, place salmon fillets and pour in marinade. Zip or cover with saran wrap if using a bowl and marinate for at least 30 minutes and place in the fridge.
- Preheat oven to broil. Place rack at the upper third of the oven. Prepare a baking sheet by placing a cookie wire rack on top of it. Spray with vegetable oil and place fillets.
- Broil for about 20-35 minutes depending on how thick your fillets are.
- Let the fish rest and then add glaze and top with sliced green onions. Serve.
Here’s the link to the recipe I adapted this from. http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/03/toasted-sesame-ginger-salmon/ . She calls it sesame-ginger salmon but it seems unfair to all the other ingredients that also played an important roll in making this recipe super. So I decided to call it Asian Salmon. Because it is asian I think. Also, you don’t have to strictly broil this, you can put it on the grill during hot summer days when broiling is just highly intolerable. Anyway, I hope you try this recipe because it’s really easy. How Sweet It Is did an excellent job coming up with this dish.