This recipe is bursting with Asian flavors, but still allows the rich flavor of fresh salmon to come through. Salmon is a “regular” in our house, whether grilled, roasted, or smoked…Kristina enjoys it to, but only if we let her cover her eyes while we yell, “Peek-A-Boo Fishy!” before shoveling it in her mouth. The things we do to get our kids to eat…! I am certain you won’t need that much persuasion to eat this for dinner.
1 pound salmon fillet
2-3 cloves of garlic, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (toast in ungreased pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until browned)
sat & pepper to taste
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce http://mccorrielanekitchen.wordpress.com/2012/02/24/homemade-teriyaki-sauce/
1) Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Pour olive oil in bottom of glass baking dish; put salmon in olive oil to coat, finishing flesh-side up. Place sliced garlic generously over salmon, drizzle sesame oil on, and sprinkle with salt & pepper.
2) Bake about 20 minutes, checking with a knife if flesh is firm but still moist, and flakes apart easily.
3) Serve topped with a generous splash of teriyaki sauce, chopped scallions, and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
* Just a quick note about salmon…salmon is easy to find in the grocery store, but consider its origin before purchasing. “Farm raised” is very common, but keep in mind it will contain growth hormones and other chemicals, and is not naturally so pink- dye is added to make it look more appealing. If this concerns you, shop only for salmon labeled “wild caught”, thus assuring you that not only has your fish not been tampered with, but it will have a higher percentage of healthy Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which have been shown to protect our hearts, lower bad cholesterol, and make your skin glow!