Another recipe from Jessica Seinfeld that we enjoy. This is a wonderful recipe which is very tasty and very light. And did I mention easy? Very easy with very few ingredients. 5 ingredients including the salmon.
I made it this time with roasted brussels and rice pilaf .
Perfect weeknight meal or any night meal.
1 1/2 lbs. skinless salmon fillets — I like to have it cut from the center so they’re the same size
1/3 cup soy sauce– I like to always use low sodium
2 Tablespoons Honey
2 Tablespoons fresh orange juice — juice from probably 1/2 an orange
1 Tablespoon grated fresh ginger ( app. one inch piece maybe a little more) if you absolutely cannot get fresh ginger use about a 1/2 tsp.. powdered ginger
Place the salmon fillets in a large ziplock bag.
In a liquid measuring cup measure the soy sauce, then add the 2 Tablespoons Honey and fresh orange juice.
Using a vegetable peeler peel the ginger, cut off any small knobs before you peel. Grate the ginger then add to the soy sauce mixture. Whisk it all together.
Reserve 3 Tablespoons of the mixture and set aside. Pour the remaining mixture over the the salmon in the bag , squeeze the air out of the bag and seal the bag and put in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes ( flip it over half way through so both sides get marinated ) don’t marinade too long — I marinaded for about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile spray or line a sheet with aluminum foil — this is a sticky marinade so pan will burn — I sprayed .
Heat the broiler with oven rack app. 4 inches from the top.
Place Salmon on the prepared pan and discard the marinade from the bag. Broil until the top of the salmon starts to char– 5-6 minutes depending on your broiler. Pull out the pan and spoon the rest of the soy marinade over the salmon and broil for another minute or so. The salmon should be blackened in spots but not burnt. ( see photo)
You can check for doneness by inserting the tip of a paring knife into the thickest part of the salmon. If it flakes easily but still has a darker orange center it’s done. If not broil for another minute.
I like my salmon medium rare to medium. If you like it cooked more, you can broil it until it is the same color throughout.