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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Asian Salmon, With Simple Left-over Casserole


I love turkey, but a break from it isn't a bad thing! I had a large Sock-eye salmon fillet in the freezer, that was due for eating.. I thawed the vacuum packed fillet, and marinated it in orange juice, rice wine, soy sauce, and a dab of sesame oil- only for about 2 hrs.- as vinegar can be so strong a fiber-breaker, flesh can become mushy. I then coated with a soy sauce, Asian based ginger BB-Q sauce, honey mix, and hot spices to off set the sweetness- but not destroy it! The fish was broiled, making sure all that sugar didn't burn... Result was a pleasant change from the turkey- stuffing based meals we had been having! Side dish was the last of the Asian bean casserole, which went well with the Asian flavored fish. The red neck china is what we use for my son's "to go" plate on Sundays.. He works, we deliver!

42 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Mmmmmmm Yummy! :0

Natalie said...

OMG...That looks amazing, I love the rich flavorful color... ! Nice way to rejavenate the palate after thanksgiving...!
PS : Its me...AKA...Nat.

Marjie said...

Sounds like a nice dinner indeed. And if you like red neck china, who should judge?

buffalodick said...

Ake- I've had better quality salmon, so I marinated and coated- worked out!
Nat- Gee, you're awful pretty! What a head of beautiful hair! A good cook too!
Margie- "To go" cries out for disposable... Good food eaten out of a tin pie plate is still good food- that's what I say!

Beth said...

can I do this to something other than salmon...eeewwwww.....

buffalodick said...

I don't hear from you for weeks, and you show up bitching? I don't care what you pour in on- it works!

Kate said...

I don't have a broiler, so I do salmon on the grill in the non-snowy months. Nice idea, though. And would you believe that the hospital had TURKEY SANDWICHES for lunch on Monday? What? We're all aching to get AWAY from turkey.

G-Man said...

One of these days I'm gonna try that no cooking Gravlax salmon.
That always fascinated me...

K said...

Looks wonderful.

Salmon is one of my all time favorite foods.

buffalodick said...

Kate- I could eat it 200 days a year!
G-an- Cold smoked and cured..Chris just did a nice post on that! I'd like to myself..
K- It was good, but Sock-eye is a favorite of mine..

The Peach Tart said...

I have some frozen salmon and think I'll try this. I'm turkeyed out.

Chef E said...

I have some BBQ sauce left from my ribs this weekend, what do you think of it on that Salmon River catch and baked? I needed a break too, and as I said I made ribs, boy were they messy good... Salmon does sound like a nice change...

buffalodick said...

Peach- We are rich fooded out! I'm making home-made mac-N-cheese as we speak!
Chef- Should work fine- marinate first, would be my recommendation..

Martha's Menagerie said...

Sounds delicious! Your son is a lucky guy! Love the china, use it all the time myself :-)

A Year on the Grill said...

yeap, love turkey, but needed a break... And salmon is terrific. Orange juice huh... gotta look into that

highlandsranchfoodie said...

Soundin Good. I didn't know that about the vinegar and mushy. Thanks for the post BD, today is our last day of turkey (remember, we're a couple days behind you) and then I'm ready for new meals.

jules said...

Oh how I adore asian cuisine. I finally started to stray from turkey this week too.

doggybloggy said...

vacuum seal that back up and FedEx it to me - pronto!

blueviolet said...

I can't do seafood of any kind. I'm the only one in the family that doesn't like it.

Ace said...

Very yummy!!! I just realized that I forget to eat dinner. And....

it is 11 pm. I will worry about food in the morning. I did have a couple cups of coffee with a cookie after work. I am thinking a big waffle with blueberries in the morning!!

MarmiteToasty said...

I LOVE salmon with a passion every which way its done..... jebus that looks so delicious :)

x

Mona said...

what is a sock eye salmon?

We hardly get any salmons in India. Sea food is not very popular where I live, and people prefer fresh water fish here.

That dish looks very colorful & appetizing :)

UBERMOUTH said...

I LOVE baked salmon and rainbow trout.

UBERMOUTH said...

I hate smoked salmon[which is odd as I like sushi]

Katherine Aucoin said...

YUM! Salmon is one of my favorites! Great blend of flavors there Buff; I know it was a welcomed change.

Lucky son...delivery of #1 dinner from his dear parents!

buffalodick said...

Martha- We use paper plates for his "to go" meal- otherwise , we'd be out of dishes in a couple of weeks!
Griller- Good marinate liquid base for chicken too- pulp free if you are going to inject!
Highlander- Once, I did chicken with vinegar in the marinade overnight- made it unpleasantly soft..
Jules- This salmon was OK, but I've had fresher..
DogB- Would that I could! If I smoke any- I'll send you some!
BlueV- I'd eat ocean seafood 5 days a week, if I could get it fresh and cheap!
Ace- I've been thinking hard about waffles, too!
Marmy- Those Asian flavors are what I love..
Mona- Sock-eye is an ocean going breed salmon, that swims up fresh water rivers to breed. In the Great Lakes, where I live, we have coho, king, steelhead salmon that live in fresh water their whole lives, swimming upstream to breed in rivers, also..
Uber- I like them all!

buffalodick said...

Katherine- I just heard the clusterf*#k Christmas Eve is going to be... The Holidays have to get easier, not harder!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so nice of you to bring him food!!

Mona said...

that is interesting. I thought salmon was a sea fish. Is it cold water fish?

buffalodick said...

BlondeD- It's our son.. you would do the same!
Mona- Both!

Pam said...

I sent my daughter back to college with all our leftovers, and salmon was what we turned to for lighter fair also!

Chris said...

Redneck china? That's everyday dishes here, we don't save it for special occasions :)

I like the marinade, I bet it worked well with the salmon.

buffalodick said...

Pam- Last night shrimp broiled in a similar sauce!
Chris- I use that flavor whenever possible- I love it!

tamilyn said...

I'm with Beth, not a salmon fan (and we have tried 3 times in the last year-just not digging it), but will take your advice and dump it on something else!

And redneck china is what we used last time we hosted hubby's family. They never offer to help with dishes, so they ate off the pretty Chinet plates-food still tasted awesome!

AudreyO said...

I love smoked salmon (lox) but I've never really liked cooked salmon. Last night I learned to make sushi and one of the choices was smoked salmon.

buffalodick said...

Tam- Not everybody likes the same stuff! It's all good..
Audrey- I love salmon any way I can get it!

Brian Miller said...

yum. need to put a bug into Ts ear about this one...we have not had salmon in a while....

Angela in Europe said...

I love salmon, especially with ginger.

buffalodick said...

Brian- Salmon is a great fish choice! Healthy and tasty!
Angela- The ginger infused flavor is a plus, for sure!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I wonder if I could convince hubby that salmon is awesome by making this? I might just have to see if it does the trick... ;)

buffalodick said...

Stacy- It couldn't hurt!

JihadGene said...

I gotta do that casserole!