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Friday, January 13, 2012

Open Sesame! Salmon

I made this for dinner last night and it was really tasty so here it shall live, on the internet, forever, for either your enjoyment or ridicule.

Sesame Salmon Stir Fry
serves 2

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup water
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp corn starch
1.5 tsp sugar
12oz salmon or steelhead fillet
Garlic powder
Soy sauce
2-3tbsp Sesame oil, divided
2 tbsp sesame seeds
4oz spaghetti
6oz broccoli florets
1 small yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 cups broccoli slaw, loosely packed
2 cups cole slaw, loosely packed
3 scallions, thickly sliced
Sriracha to taste

Preheat oven to 375. Mix the first five ingredients together in a bowl and set aside. Prepare your salmon. I cut mine into three smaller pieces to cut down on baking time. Shake on the garlic powder, sparingly dot with Sriracha and drizzle a bit of soy sauce on the fish. Drizzle about 1tbsp of the sesame oil on the fish, brush to coat and blend, and then shake the sesame seeds onto the fish. It shall look like this:

I actually drizzled the soy sauce and oil on after taking this photo, but whatever. Using the excess foil, sort of tent the fish. I had about an inch-wide gap, so it's not necessary to completely, tightly seal it up. Toss the fish into the oven and boil your spaghetti. Drain and keep warm.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a hot skillet and toss in your broccoli and onion. Cook down about 3-5 minutes, and then add that delicious sauce you made at the start. Toss to coat, then add your pasta. Toss with tongs to thoroughly mix. At this point, kick the oven up to 400 and push the foil back down to expose the salmon. Now, add your cole slaw and broccoli slaw to the mix and toss to coat. Towards the end of the cooking time, add your scallions. I actually used my kitchen scissors and just cut them up directly over the skillet:

Once the salmon is cooked, remove the skin and chunk it up. Dish up the noodle mixture first, then top with the big salmon pieces, like so:

DEEEEELISH. I swear, this was surprisingly delicious. Surprisingly because the salmon didn't taste weird in an Asian inspired dish, and I was mildly concerned it would. Add a few dashes of sriracha and/or soy sauce for an extra flavor kick if you so desire. And try not to make little piggy grunting noises as your devour it beside your super sexy husband (I did not achieve this but whatever).

Enjoy, lovelies!

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