Sunday, October 12, 2008

Salmon. It's what's for dinner.

It's recipe time here at Patches & Paws. This week's installment is healthy (mostly) and delicious (completely) and 100 percent melt-in-your-mouth-succulent.

Seriously. This dish, which I call "Lick Me Baby One More Time Soy-Ginger Salmon" is so good you'll wanna run around naked. Or maybe that's just the wine talking...

1/3 c low-sodium (or regular) soy sauce
2 T olive oil
1/4 t ginger powder (Or 1 T fresh minced ginger)
3 T minced garlic.
1/8 c brown sugar.
1 1/2 t lemon pepper
1/3 c orange juice

In small saucepan heat soy sauce and olive oil. Add remainder of ingredients -- except orange juice -- and bring to low boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Let cool for a moment and then pour over salmon filets (I usually use one large filet cut in half or thirds), which have been placed in a baking pan. Brush marinade over fish and chill, covered for about an hour. Then add in orange juice and mix, re-basting fish. Let marinate Then marinate at least 2 more hours. (I've let it sit in the fridge all day.)

Once you're ready to cook, put the salmon filets in a new dish, retaining some of the left-over marinade. Turn over to 375 or 400 degrees. Then cook for about 15 minutes. (About half way through, spoon some more of the retained marinade over the fish to keep it moist.)

I usually serve it with some fresh-steamed broccoli or green beans and some brown rice. Pair it with a crisp chardonnay and you've got yourself a meal that'll be so good you'll want to lick the plate. (I promise.)


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