Seared Copper River King Salmon & Vegetables

in Asian-Inspired Broth

Seared Copper River King Salmon & Vegetables

Fish

Ingredients:

4-4 oz salmon fillet, without skin
Extra virgin olive oil

Marinade:
1 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup ginger reduction (recipe to follow)
1½ tsp hot chili sesame oil
1½ tsp fish sauce
2 tsp lime juice

Instructions:

Combine all the ingredients and whisk to combine. Measure about 1¼ cups of the liquid and set aside. Place the salmon in a bowl, and pour the remaining liquid over. Toss to coat, then marinate for about 10 minutes.

Ginger Reduction

Ingredients:

¾ cup lemon juice
¼ cup lime juice
1 cup sugar
¾ cup grated fresh ginger
¼ cup pickled ginger

Instructions:

Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, then remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. Strain and reserve the liquid.

Vegetables

Ingredients:

1- 2” piece of ginger, peeled and cut into thick julienne pieces
2 green onions, thinly sliced at an angle
¼ cup thinly julienned carrots
½ cup asparagus, thinly sliced at an angle
¼ cup basil, torn into medium sized pieces
2 Tbs cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
1 Tbs mint leaves, coarsely chopped
1 tsp hot chili oil-optional

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove the fish from the marinade and pat dry. Heat a medium sauté pan over medium high heat. Add enough olive oil to barely coat the bottom of the pan, then add the salmon and brown both sides.

Remove from the pan and place in a shallow baking dish. Add the julienned carrots, ginger and the reserved liquid to the dish and cover with foil. Place in the oven and cook until the fish is barely done, about 6 minutes depending on thickness.

While the fish is cooking, heat 4 serving bowls. When heated, divide the asparagus, green onion, and herbs between the bowls. Remove the fish from the oven and place a piece of fish in each bowl with some of the liquid. Drizzle with a little of the hot chili oil and serve immediately. Adding some cooked rice to each bowl is a great addition to make a meal.

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