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Asian Salmon Recipe

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I don’t know about you but when I see a picture of a beautifully seared piece of Salmon like this, I get hungry. No matter what time of the day it is.

When I lived in Japan, we had Salmon, rice, spinach and green tea for breakfast. It took me 3 days to shift from my prior breakfast-food habits to eating fish with chopsticks as an early morning routine, but I ‘m happy for the experience. It got me hooked on salmon forever.

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image credit | recipe at : JuliasAlbum.com

Tada!!  Here is Julia’s salmon.  Julia makes just the best photos of her cooking adventures, doesn’t she? Wow. What an amazing photographer she is!!!

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Many people, like Julia, put the salmon in a hot oven for 15 min before broiling it. Well, that’s one way….

Personally, I just pan-sear my salmon with a good oil and some freshly crushed garlic in a hot pan. Few minutes each side. Then, I add 4 tablespoons of water to the pan, put a lid on top and put the fire on low.

While the salmon cooks, I make my sauce. Typically, I take soya-sauce  as the base and infuse it with a bit of a rice wine vinegar, a bit of sugar, and some freshly cut ginger. Add these to taste.

When the fish  is ready, I take it and the cooking liquid out of the pan onto a warmed serving place.

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Asian Leafy Green Vegetables vs. Asparagus

I think it’s best to use Asian vegetables for soya-sauce flavored dishes. So, in that same hot pan, I pop in all my washed fresh spinach and stir it a few times.  Basically, that softens and warms the spinach without making it loose all its vitamins.

Note: spinach shrinks a lot in the pan. So be sure to be generous in your raw allotments per person!

(In case you wonder…. I reserve asparagus for my Italian recipes. I think asparagus can not taste better than with quality olive oil and freshly shaven Parmesan cheese).

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Rice vs. Noodles

Choosing between rice or noodles is more a matter of time than taste for me.  When I have time to cook, I make rice.  When not, I use noodles.  I like to use organic brown rice which takes longer than usual.  In contrast, those super-thin Asian noodles take just a few minutes in boiling water.

 

Be sure to check out our other recipes. I collect two kinds: healthy recipes (that I cook) and beautiful desserts & sweet (that I (should only) look at).

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