Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Ginger-Honey Glazed Salmon
The best day of my life (ok, except for maybe my wedding day) was the day I saw Oprah at the Kennedy Center. I am serious when I say she doesn't walk; she floats. With that said, I not only love her book club picks, her best-life advice, and her Manolos---I love her food recommendations! She has a list of "29 Healthy, Eat-Right Recipes" that I plan to cook my way through. I was craving salmon, so I started with that. This recipe also features one of my favorite ingredients---Sesame Oil. This stuff is amazing! Asian recipes often call for it, and it is packed full of flavor.
Here is what you will need:
(not pictured: soy sauce--whoops)
Step 1: In a small saucepan, bring orange juice, soy sauce, ginger, honey, and sesame oil to a simmer over high heat. Reduce to medium-low; cook 5 minutes.
Step 2: Cut the salmon. This was about 1.5 pounds, so I cut it into about 3 pieces (we eat large servings in my house).
Step 3: Pour half of marinade into a shallow dish large enough to hold fish in a single layer; cool 10 minutes. Add fish; coat with marinade.
Step 4: Add fish; coat with marinade. Cover with plastic; set aside 10 minutes.
Step 5: In a large frying pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Place fish in the pan for about 3 minutes on each side (I tend to cook mine skin-side up first, This helps keep it moist. Then, when you flip it, you have the presentation side up).
Step 5: Flip and cook just until opaque throughout, 2 to 3 minutes more.
I like my salmon medium-rare....cook to your preference.
List of Ingredients:
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp. fresh ginger , finely chopped
2 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
1 fillet of salmon (2 pounds; preferably wild), skin on, cut into 6 equal pieces
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil