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An Asian-Inspired Salmon Dinner for the Home Cook

March 16, 2011 by Joan Nova in Asian, Fish/Seafood, Recipe Development, Rice/Risotto, Uncategorized | 16 Comments

I love cooking with Asian flavors. Coincidentally (or is it not?), whenever I do, it’s a healthy and colorful meal.

Many people are intimidated to attempt Asian cooking in their own kitchens but the truth is that it’s really simple. All you need are a few specialty items in your pantry. Soy sauce, mirin, miso, rice vinegar and sesame oil are good staples. Add srirachaca chili sauce, if you like a little heat.

It’s just that simple.

The menu here is marinated salmon steak, brown rice with edamame, and a grilled scallion, radish and cucumber salad.

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Finishing Touches: Drizzle grilled scallion, radish + fresh sliced cucumber with sesame oil and rice vinegar. Add a few chow mein noodles for crunch and fun.

Note: I use a wasabi-flavored sesame oil and chili-flake rice vinegar for extra flavor and a little heat.

[This recipe was featured in today’s issue of Honest Cooking, a really cool new online magazine.]

NOTE: Some recipes found on FOODalogue are offered without ingredient quantities. They're meant as a guide to food pairings and techniques to be experimented with … in your own kitchen … to your own spice and taste levels … to your preferred portion sizes … and to however many people you’re cooking for. A perfect meal has multiple levels of flavor and textures, bright colors and tastes, and healthy(ish) choices. It's all about enjoyment. Enjoy the process, the presentation and the just rewards...eating!

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  1. doggybloggy says:

    what a beautiful meal and I am sure the flavors were as nice…

  2. Very healthy Joan…love the wasabi flavoured sesame oil too!

  3. Looks like a perfect meal – gorgeous colors! Great staples – a lot of people also assume “Asian food” is one cuisine – sriracha and mirin, for example, are from two entirely different cultures and styles of cooking.

  4. Peter says:

    This is a very colourful dish…lots to attract the eye. If this dish were a woman…I would be turning my neck to watch this blonde walk down the street.

  5. Gorgeous photos Joan. Really spectacular. My pantry has those ingredients except the chili sauce. I better get cooking.
    Sam

  6. bellini says:

    I am inspired to try more Asian cooking in my kitchen Joan.

  7. norma says:

    Peter is just too funny…but I agree a beautifully executed dish.

  8. That looks great and I congratulate you on getting this recipe published!!! Your blog really shows what happens around the world!

  9. Amelia from z tasty life says:

    Joan: i adore this way of making salmon. I sometimes use the milder white miso. Great sides too!

  10. healthy and colourful – you are so right…this sums up your lovely cooking Joan.

  11. Such lovely flavors and freshness with the edamame, mirin, sesame and wasabi is completely drool worthy Joan:) Love all your foods!

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  12. Congrats on the feature on Honest Cooking! This looks amazing. Your pix are wonderful too, so vibrant!

  13. Simple, delicious, nutritious and absolutely gorgeous? YUM! I do prefer the fillet to the steaks – they seem less fatty. Is that my imagination?
    This is definitely a winner!
    :)
    Valerie

  14. Eleanor Hoh says:

    Joan, you have a knack for making Asian food simple, love this and salmon!

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