Soya Salmon

I love salmon and a recent lunch date to a Japanese restaurant (I love Japanese food it kinda just screams healthy well-being to me) inspired me to create this dish.

It’s very simple and quick as well as colourful with the ability to modify the ingredients. I wanted to achieve that Far East instant taste and I found Soya sauce, ginger and sesame seed oil is a good start. You can add any vegetable you like, just keep it minimal colourful and close to the Far East as possible! Bok-choy for example or baby corns, spring onions, broccoli and sugar snap peas can be used.

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I wanted to serve the salmon with plain noddles as I think the salmon will have a lot of flavour. You can serve your salmon with either white rice or salad if you do not have noddles.

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The trick to getting that sticky flavour is to use brown sugar with your soya sauce. I have read that adding white wine vinegar or rice vinegar also makes the sauce taste better but I couldn’t easily find them, I needed to go to China town in Paris. Something I should blog about because unlike the London version, this is a big neighbourhood and not a street with few alleyways.

Okay lets cook this super fast healthy meal. Aprons on ? Hands washed? Knife ready? Lets cook….

Ingredients

small thump size ginger

2 cloves garlic

1 teaspoon of brown sugar

1 tablespoon of soy sauce

1 tablespoon of sesame seed oil

pinch of sesame seeds to garnish

2 carrots

1 red onion

2  bell pepper of different colours, green yellow or red

handful of  green beans or any other vegetables

few egg noddles  (or white rice if using)

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Method

Step 1-In a bowl mix the brown sugar with soya sauce well, then add crushed ginger and garlic.

Step 2- Drizzle the sauce on top of the salmon and refrigerate.

Step 3-In a pan of boiling water place your noddles and cook for 2 min or as instructed on the packet. Strain and set aside

Step 4-Chop all the vegetables you are using and stir fry in a hot wok with sesame oil.  Cook for few minutes and set aside with the noodles.

Step 5-In a hot pan without oil, place the salmon skin side down first and cook the fish on a medium heat on both sides. Remember the soya sauce penetrates the fish quickly so do not move the fish a lot as it will break.

Step 6-Once the fish is cooked on both sides, assemble all the ingredients on to a plate and garnish with sesame seeds.

Voilà

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