GLAZED NORWEGIAN SALMON

THE FIRST MEAL I MADE AFTER MY BIRTHDAY 

Today I had tons of work and reading to do and had no time for seven-colour Sunday, but I definitely did try to add few colours on my healthy quick meal. If you have been following my blog since the beginning, you might have read in some of my blogs about my love for Sundays. This particular Sunday is extra special to me because Friday was birthday and I received gifts which some were flowers, which I so love. I also received a cast iron teapot with a Japanese tea, which I love too and it’s just perfect for today (sipping it as I’m writing this blog). However, above all these materialistic gifts, I am super grateful for having received genuine love. More because, people took time out of their busy schedules to spend time with me, friends from afar sent me gifts, called and sent me messages. This birthday reminded me of what’s important; “The Power of Now” and to love oneself because when we love ourselves, we are able to give and receive that love. Anyway, let me get to what this post is about: that is, my ‘Glazed Norwegian Salmon’.

Today is one of those days where one can listen to mellifluous music, to be enthused to get on with some of the tedious admin work or catch up with some reading or just connect with oneself. Unfortunately for me, I’m doing tedious admin work. However, in contrast, I am fortunate enough to have the time to write this blog. Consequently, I thought I should make a quick but healthy meal, which is a Glazed Norwegian Salmon and I served it with Jasmine, Saffron Sticky and Chili Fried Rice. I love this meal so much because the flavours balance for my palate. I have the sweetness from the sugar and honey on the glaze; salt and chili from the fried rice. Having said that, I now think calling it a ‘Sweet and Chili’ meal is befitting {laughs}. Well, I can’t call it that since I’m not sharing the rice recipe today, sorry guys. Herewith the salmon recipe, and I hope you will enjoy it, and please don’t forget to let me know when you have made it.

INGREDIENTS

2 to 4 Norwegian Salmon Pieces

1 Tablespoon Lime infused Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil

3 Tablespoons Mirin

3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

2 Tablespoons Rice Wine

2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon Honey (optional)

1\2 Teaspoon Juice from Fresh Ginger

Dill, for garnish

 METHOD
  1. In a shallow dish (I used a small casserole dish) mix the oils, mirin, rice vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, honey (see note) and ginger juice. Then add 2 pieces of salmon (at first, marinate the remaining while cooking the first 2), and marinate the salmon for 5 minutes on each side.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a medium frying pan on the stove on medium heat. Brush the pan with olive oil.
  3. Cook the salmon in the hot pan (I cooked 2 pieces at a time) for 2 1/2 minutes and then turn it over, and cook for another 2 1/2 minutes, the add 3 tablespoons of the marinade, and cook for 1 more minute.
  4. Remove the salmon and add the rest of the glaze in the pan and let it simmer for about 2 minutes while you keep stirring.
  5. Serve with rice and pour the glaze over the salmon and garnish with dill.
  6. The recipe serves 4, enjoy:-)

 

Note: I added honey for extra sweetness for my chilli rice. if you 
will be serving this with plain rice, I would advise you don't add 
the extra honey. taste the glaze first, if it's too sweet for you, 
add an extra tablespoon of soy sauce

 

 

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