Quick Asian Salmon
I first found this recipe on the Munchies website where the Koya’s chef, the amazing Shuko Oda had posted this quick dinner idea. I loved this concept and how simple she kept it. She also uses this technique called “steam-frying” which I hadn’t ever tried before and its fast and means that you have no washing up. I thought for a zero wastage-dish you could put all these ingredients together into a pan with a lid and into a 200 degree over for about 10-15 minutes. This would be more eco! I added in some miso paste, asparagus and lime to the format but you could leave them out and Oda’s uses butter instead of toasted sesame oil.
Handful enoki mushrooms (any other mushrooms will do as long as they are sliced thinly)
1/3 carrot, peeled and then use a peeler to cut thin strips
3 asparagus, ends trimmed and sliced into quarters lengthways
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 fillet of salmon
1 tsp miso paste
1 tbsp cold water
Small bunch coriander
1 tbsp tamari soya sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
2-3 tbsp lime juice and the zest of a whole lime
Prep a large piece of tin foil (about A3 or a little smaller) and add a tablespoon of toasted sesame oil. Then add the salmon and coat in the oil. Add the 3 chopped veg on top followed by the lime’s zest. In a small bowl mix the miso paste, water and another tablespoon toasted sesame. Pour this over the veg, season with pepper and tightly wrap up the package leaving no gaps. Set a large frying pan to a medium heat and when hot add the tin foil package on top. Either place a lid on top or a large bowl which will help steam the package. Cook for about 6-7 minutes before having a look to see if the salmon is cooked. If still a little pink then add another 1-2 minutes. My piece needed 8.5 minutes so it depends on the thickness of the fish. Pour the package contents on to a plate and drizzle over the leftover juices.
In a small bowl mix together the ingredients for the a simple ponzu dressing. Pour this over everything, add some coriander and a little more black pepper. Eat simply or with some rice or quick-cook noodles.