Friday, August 29, 2014

Broiled Asian Salmon and Tangy Slaw with a Twist

Single, Slicin', Dicin' and Sizzlin'

Why hello there! It has been a while and I do apologize. I have had limited access to a kitchen these past couple months, therefore the inspiration for cooking and writing recipes has been somewhat lacking. Now that I am back in the Good ol' US of A, I have had ample time to cook and create. So today I am going to get the oven rolling and share a tasty take on salmon and cabbage.

First off, lets get the fish prepped and ready to marinate.

Today the total time should take around 20-30 minutes. ( that just depends on how big of a hurry you are in much wine you have had drink ;) ) Speaking of which this goes nicely with a chilled white wine, say a Chardonnay perhaps....or really any wine.

Okay enough banter, here are the ingredients for the Salmon

Salmon- 4oz
1/2 Lemon
3 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp chopped ginger
3 tsp chopped scallions
1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Directions: First lets get the marinade rollin'! Grab a bowl that will be big enough so the salmon with lay flat in it. ( Don't put the salmon in yet!) First, slice one circle off of your half of lemon and put it off to the side. Next squeeze the rest of your lemon in to the bowl along with the soy sauce, ginger, scallions, and olive oil. Whisk together. Next rinse your salmon and then place it in the marinade. Let marinate from 10-12 min. While its marinading turn on your broiler! Place the salmon on a pan that is lined with aluminium foil and lightly greased with either olive oil or butter and on top of the salmon place that lemon circle you set of to the side and forgot about. Broiling time: if your piece of fish is about an inch thick broil for 9-10 minutes, if its thin then about 5-6 minutes.

Next up Tangy Slaw with a Twist!

1/4 of a head green cabbage
1 large carrot
2 tsp sesame seeds
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp lime juice
3 tsp of honey
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Directions: First, chop, shred, grate or slice your cabbage. Make the texture how you like it! Next do the same to that carrot! Next place the carrot and cabbage in to a medium sized bowl. Set aside. In a cereal sized, microwave safe bowl, mix together soy sauce, lime juice, honey and cayenne pepper. Microwave for about 10 seconds. (The idea is NOT to cook the dressing but to warm it slightly so the honey incorporates with it) Next pour the dressing over the cabbage and carrots and mix well. Set aside. In small frying pan place your sesame seeds. Place over medium-high heat. Watch carefully! After the pan is giving off a nice heat, slowly move the seed around on the pan. Once a couple of them start "poppin'" its time to take them off the heat! After the seeds have roasted- so to speak, pour them over your cabbage. Mix your slaw well, and enjoy!

Well that's all for today! I hope you all enjoy. Please feel free to leave, comments, questions or criticisms. 
I promise to get back on the "bloggisphere" more readily!