Sesame Ginger Alaska Salmon
SERVES 4 • Preparation time: 15 minutes
- 4 Alaska Salmon steaks or fillets (4 to 6 oz. each), fresh
- 5 green onions, cut into 2” shreds, reserving 1/4 cup shreds
- 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped or 1-1/2 Tbsp cilantro, dried
- 1 lemon, cut into 8 thin slices
- 2 Tbsp dark sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp ginger, minced and packed
- 1/3 cup sake or dry sherry
- 1/4 cup light soy sauce
Rinse salmon under cold water; pat dry with paper towel.
Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with nonstick cooking spray.
Layer onions and cilantro in 4 equal stacks (the size of the salmon portions) on baking sheet. Top each serving with 2 lemon slices. Stir together sesame oil and ginger; spoon about 1 teaspoon of mixture over each pair of lemon slices. Top with salmon portions. Add sake and soy sauce to remaining oil mixture; blend.
Spoon over salmon portions.
Broil 4-5 inches from heating element until salmon is nicely browned, about 6 minutes. Turn off broiler; set oven to 375°. Cook an additional 2 minutes. Cook just until fish is opaque throughout. Serve garnished with reserved green onions.
Nutrients per serving: 382 calories, 16g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 37% calories from fat, 168mg cholesterol, 48g protein, 7g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 1031mg sodium, 102mg calcium and 1.5g omega-3 fatty acids.
Photos and recipe courtesy of Alaska Seafood
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