Salmon is always good to eat, I thought this time I would add an Asian flair.
Buy the best salmon you can, the taste will be so much better. Alaskan Salmon are superb in their flavor and texture. Farmed salmon have different textures and even taste different to me.
Asian Style Salmon
* 1 side fresh salmon, boned but skin on (about 3 pounds)
For the marinade:
* 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
* 3 tablespoons good soy sauce
* 6 tablespoons good olive oil
* 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
green onions and lime slices for garnishing
Preheat grill, I use a gas grill. Charcoal is good too.
While the grill is heating, lay the salmon skin side down on a cutting board and cut it crosswise into 4 equal pieces. Whisk together the mustard, soy sauce, olive oil, and garlic in a small bowl. Drizzle half of the marinade onto the salmon and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
Place the salmon skin side down on the hot grill; discard the marinade the fish was sitting in. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Turn carefully with a wide spatula and grill for another 4 to 5 minutes. The salmon will be slightly raw in the center, but don’t worry; it will keep cooking as it sits.
Transfer the fish to a flat plate, skin side down, and spoon the reserved marinade on top and some green onion chunks. Allow the fish to rest for 10 minutes. Remove the skin and serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled as for a salad.
Salmon served with a couscous or Quinoa make a wonderful combination. This particular one was served with a mango flavored one. Stay tuned for the recipe!