Monday, 23 June 2008

Teriyaki Salmon with ginger rice...

Japanese is said to be one of the healthiest foods cuisines we can eat as a lot of the ingredients are very natural. I love to cook this Japanese as well as eat it because you can really get creative. So here is my take on a health Japanese dish converted to my own recipe.

RECIPE: Teriyaki Salmon served with ginger and sesame seeded rice with sweet corn.

You will need…

2 Salmon fillets
2 portions of brown rice
Powdered Ginger
Sesame seeds
1 can of sweet corn
2 tablespoons Dark Soya Sauce
1 teaspoon of Sesame oil
Chili flakes

To make...

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees and insert salmon fillets to cook for half an hour

2. Cook brown rice in a saucepan for 20 minutes

3. Add ginger and sesame seeds

4. Heat the sweet corn

To make the Teriyaki Sauce...

1. In another saucepan heat the sesame oil, soya sauce and chili flakes together... YES... it's that simple!

To serve...

1. Pile the brown rice in ramekins and turn onto a plate for presentation

2. Add a few drops of the Teriyaki sauce across the plate

3. Place the salmon fillets on the plate

4. Add the sweet corn and pour the remaining sauce over the salmon

5. You can finish with some “blue dragon” sweet chili sauce.

This meal is simple but packed full of rich saucy flavours, due to the carbohydrates in the rice it keeps you full for a long time, you get the protein and vitamins from the fish as well as Omega 3 plus a veg portion from the sweet corn.

You could also serve this with more authentic sugar snap peas which is common in Japan or another vegetable of your choice. It is a good one to cook when you are entertaining as it looks impressive – is yummy – and doesn’t take all night to cook so you can spend time with your guests!

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