Salmon with Ginger and Soy

Serves 4

This recipe is simple and straightforward.  I use it for salmon that I bake, but it is also a nice marinade for the grill.  It would work with Ahi tuna as well.  If you like a more substantial marinade, double the quantities.  You can also sweeten the marinade with a tablespoon of honey, or slice a spicy jalapeno into it to give it some extra zing.  Serve with braised greens and garlic or some simple boiled rice.

Four pieces of salmon fillet, ¼ to ½ pound per person, or one large 1 to 2 pound piece of salmon fillet
1 piece of ginger, 2 inches long
1 clove of garlic
3 tablespoons of toasted sesame oil
¼ cup soy sauce

Peel and mince the garlic clove and ginger.
Place garlic, ginger, sesame oil and soy sauce in a bowl and mix well.
Oil a baking dish with canola oil.
Wash salmon under cold running water, and pat dry with a paper towel.
Place salmon, scales down, on the oiled cookie sheet.
Pour marinade onto fish, spreading evenly.
Cover baking dish with plastic wrap or foil.  Allow fish to marinate in refrigerator for at least twenty minutes or up to one hour.
Heat the oven to 425.
Remove plastic wrap or foil.  Place marinated fish in oven.
Bake salmon for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cooked through.


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