Sunday, December 11, 2011

Asian Salmon

Salmon is one of my favorite fish, along with tilapia, and it does so well with various marinades. This time around, I gave this marinade recipe for Asian Salmon a try, another freezer meal recipe from the "What's Cookin, Chicago?" blog.

The marinade for the salmon is so super simple, using pantry staples you may already have on hand. Four ingredients make up the marinade - Dijon mustard, soy sauce, olive oil and garlic. Combine these four and allow the salmon to absorb the flavors. Can't wait to partake!

INGREDIENTS:
4 salmon fillets, skinless and deboned
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons good soy sauce
6 tablespoons good olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. 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 marinated fish on parchment lined baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 2-5 minutes. before serving. Serve with brown rice and broccoli.

* To make ahead/freezer meal - Whisk together the mustard, soy sauce, olive oil, and garlic in a small bowl. Pour marinade in a quart size freezer bag and add the salmon fillets. Seal and freeze. When ready to prepare, thaw out salmon and preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place thawed salmon on baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 2-5 minutes. before serving. Garnish with sliced green onions and serve.