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.
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.
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….
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
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)
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.