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Monday, January 16, 2012

Suddenly Salmon: Recipe

Recently my son - who is five and a half - informed me that he really likes salmon. I know I've made salmon before but I haven't made it recently so I was unsure where he had eaten it and discovered that he "really likes salmon."  But since he was so thrilled about it, I made it the other night for dinner with lemon, olive oil and dill and it was okay. My oldest daughter hated it but my son gobbled it up - we actually didn't have enough food for the three of us that ate it, so it wasn't too terrible that my daughter didn't like it! 

Since he liked it so much, I opted to try it again tonight and this time I decided to venture into the Asian flavors that I love.  I found a recipe to use as inspiration and came up with a thick syrup made with lime, soy sauce and brown sugar.  It was delicious! The salmon fillet was purchased at Costco and to be honest...their fish was unreal - absolutely perfect: fresh, bright, and non-smelling...just as fish should be!

This was very easy to do - practically no cooking to be done!

Lime-Soy Syrup
Makes 2 1/2 cups

1 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup fresh lime juice (from about 3 small/medium limes), both halves of one cut lime, reserved
Peel of 1 whole lime

In a medium nonreactive pot, combine all ingredients - including the cut lime pieces and the peel - and heat over medium-high heat until small bubbles begin to form on the outside. Lower the heat to medium-simmer and allow it to reduce for 45 minutes. Let the mixture cool completely and toss out the lime pieces.

Mixture will keep for about 2 weeks in the fridge.

Broiled Salmon with Lime-Soy Syrup
Serves 6

2 lbs. salmon fillet
salt and pepper
1/4 cup Lime-Soy Syrup
2 cups hot prepared sushi rice*
Juice of 3 limes
1 medium scallion, thinly sliced (greens, as well)

Heat a heavy pan in the oven under the broiler.  Sprinkle the salmon lightly with salt and pepper.  Remove the pan from the oven and spray with nonstick spray and place the salmon on the tray - flesh side down. Broil for 4-5 minutes. Turn and baste with syrup and broil again for another 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the lime juice and scallions with the hot rice, mix well and mound 1/2 cup in the middle of the plate and serve with salmon piece on top. Drizzle syrup over salmon.

* Be sure to follow directions well and don't burn the bottom of the rice pot!

1 comment:

Anna and Liz Recipes said...

I love anything with Salmon and this looks delish!
thanks for an easy recipe!