Sunday, February 21, 2010
Get Your Omega-3s!
Aaron absolutely loves salmon, so I get to experiment with it quite a bit. This salmon recipe can also be modified for chicken if you'd like, it's pretty flexible.
Honey Ginger Salmon
1/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (you can use regular, I just prefer low sodium)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
4 (4-ounce) salmon fillets (or one large piece anywhere from 8 oz+)
1/4 cup sliced green onions
I never find too much marinade to be a bad thing, so even when I'm making two smaller pieces of fish - I rarely modify the recipe to make less marinade. If you want, you can use 1/2 the marinade on the fish and save half to simmer over low heat until it thickens for a sauce. Important: Never, ever use marinade that has touched the raw fish or chicken to turn into a sauce.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine all ingredients except salmon in medium sized bowl and whisk together. Pour 1/4 of the marinade into a glass baking dish and place the salmon on top, before pouring the rest of the marinade over the top of the fish. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and chill for at least 15 minutes (You can marinade this for much longer (4-8 hours) but I do not recommend overnight as the acid in the OJ will start to cook and break down the fish). Remove plastic wrap and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
I recommend serving it over a little bit of rice - and it's delicious. :)