Whenever I need recipe inspiration I grab my notebook, a bunch of food magazines and head somewhere tasty to do a bit of research. It’s a nice change up from my home studio and I get to scope out a variety of restaurants that I could potentially work with at the same time. That’s how I came across this recipe for Broiled Salmon with Scallions and Sesame in Bon Appétit.
Everyone has foods that they need to be in the mood for to truly enjoy. For me, it’s salmon. It’s no secret that I’m an avid seafood lover, but salmon and I only like to hang out on occasion. However, this recipe is super easy, full of comforting Asian flavors and comes together very quickly. Think of using your broiler as a grill and keep an eye on it.
I’ve found that some people are intimidated by the idea of cooking any kind of fish. They’re concerned about under or over-cooking it. But if you cook the fish to 145 degrees, you’re always good to go. Mike and I use this food thermometer from Weber, which is completely reliable and assures that just about anything is perfectly cooked and ready-to-eat.
How easy is that? (says Barefoot Contessa, one of my favorites!)
BROILED SALMON WITH SCALLIONS AND SESAME
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
½ teaspoon sesame seeds, plus more for serving
1 bunch scallions
1 Fresno chile, thinly sliced
2 or 3 salmon fillets, skin on (6-8 ounces each)
1. Whisk garlic, lime juice, soy sauce, honey, 1 Tbsp. oil, and ½ tsp. sesame seeds in a small bowl.
2. Season salmon fillets with salt half of marinade and place in a resealable plastic bag.
3. Seal bag, pressing out air, and let salmon sit 30 minutes. Reserve remaining marinade.
4. Preheat broiler to high.
5. Toss scallions with remaining 2 tsp. oil on sizzle platter; broil until lightly charred, about 2-3 minutes.
6. Remove salmon from marinade and set on top of scallions.
7. Spoon some reserved marinade over salmon and broil until the salmon is charred around edges, about 5- 6 minutes.
8. Spoon more marinade over and top with chile.
9. Broil until salmon is charred, about 2 minutes.
Note: Salmon temp should read 145 degrees.
10. Sprinkle with more sesame seeds and serve.
All images © Regan Baroni 2016.