Last night’s recipe:
Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon with Spinach and Peppers
1 Tablespoon honey
3 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 1-1/4 pound piece skinless salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces
Kosher salt and black pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
3 bunches spinach, thick stems removed (about 12 cups)
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- Heat broiler. In a small bowl, combine the honey and 1 teaspoon of the soy sauce.
- Place the salmon on a foil-lined broiler-proof baking sheet and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.Broil for 5 minutes. Spoon the honey mixture over the salmon and broil until the salmon in opaque throughout, 2 to 5 minutes more.
- Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper and cook, tossing occasionally, until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes; stir in the ginger.
- Add the spinach and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, tossing, until just wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons of soy sauce. Serve with the salmon and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
Last night’s meal posed a small challenge … I was a little tipsy. Tipsy in the sense that I had 4 mojitos beforehand. We have company sponsored happy hours on the third Thursday of each month. I’m not one to turn down free drinks, (I did however have to turn down the free food) so by the time I made it home for dinner, I was feeling it. Nevertheless, here’s how it all went down…
All the ingredients. Notice how I’m being economical by using my leftover sushi soy sauce packets.
I started by skinning the salmon. This was a little difficult and I’ve learned I need to invest in some new knives. I really just had to pull the skin off which resulted in scales everywhere. Once the salmon was cut and skinned, I popped it into the oven. While the salmon began to cook, I made the marinade – honey and soy sauce. After a couple minutes, I brushed the sauce onto the salmon. All while doing this I was chopping the bell pepper, spinach and ginger.
Spinach and ginger
Cooking the spinach, peppers and ginger
The one thing I can identify that I messed up was adding the soy sauce to the spinach. Too much. I think I got my portions off when I cut down on the spinach. It wasn’t a huge mistake, but I’d correct it next time.
Another last minute detail I almost forgot about were the sesame seeds. Although it might not have mattered much, I was happy I remembered the ingredient or that whole $0.69 would have gone to waste. :)
Like I said, too much soy sauce. But I loved the salmon and this is a dish that I’d definitely do over again.