Friday, 12 August 2011

Sweet and Spicy Salmon

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I got an email last week saying I needed to come up with a recipe for the work charity cookbook by today, so after a little panic at the weekend I tried this one out and it worked perfectly! I was given an ingredient and a type of meal - mine was a quick main dish involving fish. Luckily that was something I can do - if they'd asked me for a gourmet mushroom starter or something I would have been completely stuck!

I mixed a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of soy sauce together in a bowl to make a paste. Then I added some chopped spring onions (fresh from my parents' garden!) a pinch or two of powdered ginger to taste and some black pepper.

I spooned the mixture on to some fillets of fresh salmon and covered them with tinfoil. Then I baked them in the oven for 20 minutes and served with new potatoes and green salad.

The whole thing takes about half an hour from start to finish so I think that has the 'quick' part sorted. If I had remembered I would have marinaded the salmon in the sauce overnight but I have never once in my life got it together to actually marinade something ahead of when I want to eat it! So I usually just abandon that bit...

22 comments:

Rachel said...

Totally trying this - clever you!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, Salmon is one of my favourite treats. Packed with the goodness of essential fish oils. I'm cooking salmon today for luncheon.
Think I shall try this recipe, too.
Happy Friday;-)

dinoprincesschar said...

i'm trying to start eating fish again after a decade or so of vegetarian food. i do like salmon, and am always a little stuck for ideas of what to have with it, so thank you for this :)

Susie said...

i love your new header, Harriet! This recipe looks delicious--think I might try it this weekend! :D

Rosalie said...

yum is all i have to say!

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Peg said...

Looks really delish
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Vasare Nar said...

Wow this food looks really nice!

Michelle Goldie said...

I will have to try this! :)
xx

daisychain said...

Just yum! I adore salmon so will be trying this at some point x

Sherin said...

That looks delicious. I'm not a fish eater, but I would try this.

Christina Sanders said...

oooh! I was thinking of starting to put recipes on my blog. It looks really good (and I'm a vegetarian). I love it when you make up a recipe and it works!

Christina x

Vicki said...

yum this sounds amazing! i love salmon done in the oven soo good! :) x

Krissy (Shimmer Like Gold) said...

This looks most delicious. Going in the recipe book to give a try!

Little Lj said...

Ooh I do a very similar dish quite often, with sweet chili sauce and salmon and rice. It's so easy and quick aaannnd healthy! Perfect for work days when you can't be bothered to slave away for a nice dinner.

Emma said...

TOTALLY going to try this - love salmon and this looks delicious. Thank you!

WeShop said...

This looks absolutely delicious. Mmmmm - must get dinner on! xx
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Maria said...

This looks amazing, definitely going to be trying it soon :)

Maria xxx

Temporary:Secretary said...

I scrolled down, saw this food post, and followed your blog straight away! Food pics on blogs make me very happy! More of this, pleeeaaassee! yum! xxx

Charlotte B said...

Ooo thanks for this, what a great recipe, I am going to try this! Great blog, I am following, maybe you can check mine out and follow back?? xx

encado said...

Looks very delicious! I'm going to try it. Btw. a very nice blog :-)

Lollihearts said...

tis looks delish..Salmon is one of the best things.....after clothes

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Anonymous said...

What temperature do u bake it at?