Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Spicy Chili Garlic Salmon

So this blog was originally started as a "vegaquarian" blog, but it's been quite some time since I've fulfilled the "aquarian" part. My husband and I just moved into a wonderful little house with the cutest back yard and one of the first things we bought for ourselves was a grill. In spite of all the unpacked boxes, I wanted to make something special to celebrate our 3-month anniversary (yes, we're newlyweds!) and this recipe was born.

First of all, if you have yet to try wild salmon, you absolutely have to. It's a completely different beast than the farm raised stuff. (BTW, did you know that farm raised salmon is fed pellets that have color added to them to get the desired color? The farm owner selects what color they want from essentially different paint chips!) Secondly, if you're a fan of spicy Asian flavors, then this recipe has your name written all over it. The marinade is a cinch to put together, and after a quick grilling, you have a wonderful main dish that will definitely leave you wanting to make it again - and SOON!

Please excuse the cell phone picture - I haven't located the box with my camera in it!

Spicy Chili Garlic Salmon

1 lb wild salmon filet, skin on
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 scallion, minced
2 cloves ginger, minced
2 tsp brown sugar, packed
1 tsp chili garlic sauce
1/4 tsp fresh minced ginger
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp white pepper

Combine oil through white pepper in a small bowl. Place salmon in a ziploc bag and pour marinade over. Allow to marinate for an hour or so. Preheat grill to medium high. Remove salmon from bag and place on preheated grill rack. Cook until desired doneness (I like mine more medium rare). Allow to rest for a minute before serving.

Looking for more salmon recipes?? Try these:
* Horseradish Salmon
*Wasabi Salmon with Lime
*Tamarind Glazed Salmon