Family's Favourite Salmon Marinade
A few weeks ago my boyfriend and I decided to be a little more healthy, scrap the snacks and processed food, and all that... We found out that that left us with a little extra money to buy better ingredients and stop reusing the same three chicken recipes I knew by heart and that would fill us up enough to tide us over to a "midnight snack" appropriate time. First we tried salmon by itself and baked in the oven, but that was no good. The salmon was overcooked and dry. Then, we tried making a sort of asian inspired salmon recipe, which is the one I have penned for you underneath, we also decided to cook it in a parcel. It resulted in one of the best meals I have ever cooked, it was also one of the only dishes I have ever cooked for my boyfriend's parents and his brother. They liked it!
While a side dish is not mentioned for this recipe, you can have it alongside loose vegetables or a stirfry with spring rolls and prawn crackers. You can make this dish as easy or as complicated as you want. Don't be afraid to make this dish your own!
- 2 salmon fillets
- 1 tablespoon chilly flakes
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 clove of garlic, large
- 1 spring onion
- 1 piece of ginger
- First, start by chopping the garlic and the spring onion and adding them to a bowl. Then, grate the ginger. It will release a lot of moisture which you can also add to the bowl, if you wish to do so. Add the soy sauce and the chilly flakes to your marinade and stir with a spoon making sure that everything is covered in liquid.
- Put your salmon fillets on a plate and cover with marinade, leave it in the fridge for a few hours. Alternatively, you could simply use your marinade as a topping and immediately wrap the fish in parcels. Should you chose to do this, you will need to cut a rectangle of baking parchement and place the salmon in the centre. Then, simply wrap the parchement around it until it is secure. Do the same for the other fillet. Cook in an oven at 200C for around 20-25 minutes.