Archive | July, 2013

Marinated Cedar Plank Salmon

18 Jul

Cedar plank salmon is easy and delicious way to prepare salmon. The cedar gives nice flavor to the salmon and keeps it incredibly moist, plus there is no mess to clean up afterwards.  Remember to soak your plank several hours to prevent it from catching on fire. I have made the mistake before of not soaking the plank long enough. It was quite entertaining experience for our dinner guests as I was fighting the flames.

  • cedar plank, soaked
  • salmon fillet

Marinate ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup gluten free low sodium soy sauce (Mirin)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbs honey
  • 1 tbs ginger
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Mix all of the marinate ingredients together. Place the salmon in a ziplock bag and pour the marinate into the bag. Marinate in a fridge for an hour skin side up.

Heat your gas or charcoal grill to about 350°F or a medium heat-setting. Place the cedar plank on the grill and lay the salmon on top, skin side down.  Save the marinate. Grill for about 15  minutes, brushing some marinate on top of the fish after few minutes. However, do not use rest of the marinate on the fish after it has been cooked.

 

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Kimchi Ginger Salmon

14 Jul

I cook salmon 3-4 times a week. I have a lot of very good salmon recipes that I have come up. However,  this is ever so simple, and one of the best ones I have come up with. If you like salmon and you like spice, you must try it. It is so easy and only  has 4 ingredients. I served this with roasted vegetables.

  • 1 lb fillet of salmon
  • 1/4  cup kimchi base
  • 1 tbs fresh ginger paste or minced ginger
  • 3 tbs seasoned rice vinegar

Mix all of the seasonings together. Pour half of the sauce in the bottom of the baking dish. Place the salmon on top of the sauce, skin side up. Pour rest of the sauce over the salmon. Bake the salmon in 400 degree for 20 minutes. Peel the skin off. Plate the salmon with skinned side down and spoon some sauce on top.

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Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon

8 Jul

Balsamic vinegar is so versatile. You can use it on salads, meats, and even with fruit. This glaze is crazy fast and gives great flavor for salmon or for grilled vegetables.

Glaze ingredients:

  • 4 tbs balsamic glaze
  • 1 tbs dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 glove of garlic, minced

Mix all of the above ingredients together. Set a side.

  • 1 salmon fillet
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbs thinly sliced green onion

Season the salmon fillet with dash of salt if desired and with fresh ground pepper. Bake in 400 degree oven  for 15 minutes or grill on medium high heat about 12-15 minutes. Brush the salmon with the glaze and cook 2 more minutes.  Drizzle some glaze on a plate before placing the fish on it. Top the fish with scallion and serve with veggies.

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