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Sweet & Spicy Asian Salmon

Food | February 07, 2020 | Nik Manojlovich
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This SWEET & SPICY ASIAN SALMON recipe is our go-to weeknight main. Ready in under 15 minutes, it’s a perfect dinner to make tonight!

No joke – I make this easy salmon recipe at least once a week. With just seven ingredients and an unbelievable 10 minute cook time, it really is the perfect on-the-quick main. Because it’s all so simple, it’s other claim to fame is how it’s a really solid idea for a dinner party. Whether you’re making it for yourself or a group, SWEET & SPICY ASIAN SALMON is tried and true!

Here are a few simple things to keep in mind when you go to make it.

Ingredients for Asian salmon

INGREDIENTS

As I already mentioned, this recipe doesn’t call for a plethora of ingredients, yet, the ones used are important. When selecting your salmon, look for wild B.C. salmon from the Pacific north coast, and bring your salmon to room temperature before cooking. You can learn more about sustainable seafood by visiting our friends at OCEANWISE.

For the marinade, the grated ginger and garlic soften when cooked, thanks to our blending them with the soy and Sriracha sauces. If you can’t find Sriracha, substitute it for garlic chili sauce. You should be able to find both in the Asian condiment section of your grocery store.

Sweet & Spicy Asian Salmon

OVEN ROAST

Although the oven temperature may seem high, it accomplishes two things: it almost sears the outside of the fish so that the flesh gets soft and flakey, and it also cooks the marinade ingredients to a pleasant crisp. All quite yummy!

You can serve this SWEET & SPICY ASIAN SALMON with one of our suggested sides. Enjoy it with our SIMPLE SALAD, this healthy BOK CHOY JOY, our CREAMED SPINACH, or BUTTERED SPRING VEGETABLES. Whichever you choose, I promise this meal with be extremely delicious.

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Ingredients & Amounts

  • 2 8 oz. pieces of organic salmon, room temperature
  • 1 clove of garlic, grated
  • 1 knob of ginger, peeled and grated (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon of Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • sprinkle of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar
  • lemon garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place salmon onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  2. Place the ginger, garlic, Sriracha and soy into a small bowl and stir together.
  3. Drizzle the mixture over the salmon. Sprinkle first with fresh black pepper, then brown sugar.
  4. Transfer to oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Serve with a favourite side salad and a slice of lemon, if desired.

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