Thursday, January 25, 2007

The best salmon ever (orange-ginger salmon)

Well, the title pretty much says it all. This is perhaps one of the healthiest things I've ever made. The non-allergic husband rated it a 10 (poor guy, I pester him to rate new recipes...though he offered willingly this time). To my credit, I can't remember the last time I've had anything rated under a 7, but enough about my culinary prowess. Try this, and you won't be sorry. Guaranteed. (heck, this is a blog, it's not like I'll have to put my money where my mouth is!)

1-1/2 lbs. of salmon, boneless and skinless, cut into 1/4 lb. pieces and rinsed clean
marinade: About 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce, 2 Tbsps. of dijon mustard, splash of orange juice, 1/8 cup of cooking white wine, and ginger to taste (i used about 1 and 1/2 teaspoons)

This was served over brown rice (mea culpa - the SUCCESS boil-in-bag kind) and steamed fresh broccoli. For added flavor, pour a little of the leftover marinade over the rice before serving.

Start by mixing marinade ingredients together until mustard is not lumpy.

Pour marinade into large skillet and place salmon on top of it. Heat on medium setting. After about 6 minutes or when you see the edges of the bottom begin to turn whitish-brown, flip the salmon and cook an additional 6-7 minutes on the other side. Should be done in 15 minutes total. Salmon will be brown with a slightly crispy outside, but still moist inside. Enjoy!
The next time I make this I will not be so hungry and rushed, so I will photograph and post what a colorful plate this makes.

2 comments:

Vivian said...

This sounds delicious. I'll have to try this week.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a great idea of a blog. Keep with it...it's greatly needed.

RighterLady said...

V-
Thanks! I'm hoping my struggle can help others. Gosh, that sounds so melodramatic. But if you or your children struggle with severe allergies, then you know exactly what I mean. Thanks for stopping by. The restaurant reviews will be starting up again shortly.
--RL