Feed the whole family without any fuss with these deliciously simple recipes from television presenter and judge Chris Bavin.
This sauce has such a depth of flavour that you can coat the salmon in it and cook it straight away for a delicious meal
This sauce has such a depth of flavour that you can coat the salmon in it and cook it straight away for a delicious meal.
However, if you want to prep ahead and make the salmon even tastier, marinate it in the sauce overnight for the following day.
- 2cm (¾in) piece of fresh or frozen root ginger, peeled and grated
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced
- 3tbsp soy sauce
- 2tbsp sweet chilli sauce or honey
- 1tsp sesame oil
- Zest and juice of 1 lime
- 4 x 150g (5½oz) salmon fillets
- 1tbsp rapeseed or vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- Sliced red chilli, to taste
- A small handful of coriander
- 4 slices of lime
- Sushi or sticky rice, cooked according to the packet instructions
- Steamed pak choi or tenderstem broccoli
In a dish that is large enough to lay out the salmon fillets, mix together the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, chilli sauce or honey, sesame oil and lime zest and juice.
Place the salmon fillets in the sauce and turn them over to cover them completely. At this stage, you can cook the salmon as below, or cover it with clingfilm and leave it to marinate in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Heat the rapeseed or vegetable oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Take the salmon out of the marinade, allowing any excess sauce to drip back into the dish and setting it to one side, then put the salmon in the pan, skin-side down.
Cook for 3 minutes, then pour in the reserved marinade and turn the salmon over. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until cooked through. If the sauce becomes too thick and sticky, add 1tbsp water.
Sprinkle the salmon with the sesame seeds, chilli and coriander, and serve with a slice of lime, the cooked rice and the pak choi or broccoli.
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