Monday, July 27, 2009

Cheats Salmon Teriyaki aka Maple Soy Salmon

How do you know a recipe is a winner? I spotted this salmon recipe on Closet Cooking and bookmarked it a while ago, and promptly forgot about it. Then a month or so ago, looking for inspiration for dinner for the kids and some friends who had come to stay, I found it again. Since then, I have made it five times. I have made it at home. I have made it away. When my daughter was having a friend over for a sleepover last week and I told her she could pick "anything" for dinner - yes it was a good mummy day - this is what she picked. I now know this recipe off by heart (along with the start of the Madeline books, half a poem by Hopkins and a lot of trivia).

The recipe doesn't sound promising - maple syrup and soy sauce as a combination is a little odd, I admit, until you try it. At which point, you will realise that the flavour profile is very close to teriyaki, and it actually tastes better than the commercial teriyaki sauces (although not quite as good as the local Japanese). I am sure this will remain a favourite especially, but not only, when we are away on holidays because:
- it is so damn easy
- there are three ingredients (four if you are really getting fancy), and even the smallest town general store has soy sauce and maple syrup.

So thank you Kevin from Closet Cooking for the recipe (who incidentally attributes it to Allrecipes).
PS Click on the link below and look at Kevin's photo - much prettier than mine. In my defence, there were 10 yr olds nipping at my ankles.

from Closet Cooking
4 salmon fillets (skinned and boned if you prefer)
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (if you like but you don't really need it)

Marinate the salmon in the maple, soy and ginger for about 20 minutes. Put the salmon on an oven tray and baste generously with marinade. Grill the salmon under a pre-heated hot griller for 5-10 minutes, depending on how rare you like your salmon . Place the salmon on a plate and pour some of the maple sauce from the bottom of the pan on top of the salmon. Serve with rice to sop up more of the sauce and some greens.

4 comments:

Stewart said...

Hopkins? As in Gerard Manley?

I don't know whether to now look at you with awe or pity

Debinhawaii said...

It looks delicious. My sister has a recipe that is similar but with a few more ingredients that I love but this looks just as good and even easier--all the better!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

I love to make recipes from other blogs. They are tried and true.

Summer said...

this sounds delicious and so easy!