Today on FoodWasteAced we are going to dive in (get it?) to the world of seafood and explore the most popular fish in the world. You guessed it- Salmon. Salmon is considered a delicacy all over the world and can be executed in many ways. One of our favorite ways to go here at FWA is the Asian route. Asian flavors add a new element of boldness and make salmon seem very sophisticated. Some flavors that not only go very well together, but also go very well with salmon and its fishy taste are Soy Sauce and ginger. These two flavors work in perfect harmony to make your mouth melt whenever you take a bite of this baked salmon dish. Not only does this dish taste amazing, but you can also use slightly “expired” foods to execute it (such as lemon, garlic, ginger, etc.), but do not use rotten fish (this can pose a huge health hazard)! Without further ado, lets get on with the dish.
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- 1 Large Lemon (juiced)
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 piece of ginger
- Salmon filet
- 1 teaspoon honey (I used orange blossom honey, but any type works!)
- 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- White rice or any grain of your choice (optional)
How To Make:
- Grate ginger and garlic in a medium-sized bowl. Add honey, lemon juice, sesame oil, and soy sauce to bowl. Mix well. Note- do not add any salt in the dish because the soy sauce is already very salty.
- Place salmon in deep dish. Score fish and cover the salmon in the marinade.
- Next, use plastic wrap to cover the dish and place in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours to marinate.
- After waiting for two hours, take salmon out of fridge and place somewhere where it can be exposed to room temperature. Leave it there for 30 minutes.
- While waiting for salmon to reach room temperature, preheat oven to 375 ° F.
- Once preheated, place dish of salmon in oven and cook for 15 minutes.
- Serve with white rice, quinoa, or any type of grain. Enjoy!