“When you feel neglected, think of the female salmon, who lays 3,000,000 eggs but no one remembers her on Mother’s Day” – Sam Ewing
As most of you know, salmon has always been associated with a healthy diet. You know, its full of that “good fat” omega-3. Long known for its positive benefits for fighting heart disease, new studies have know shown that high consumption of omega-3 fatty acids can also reduce the risk of several cancers including breast and prostate. So bottom line…eat your salmon!!! Here’s an Asian inspired recipe that I’ve created. It’s healthy, full of flavor and super easy to make.
Soy and Ginger Salmon, with Soba Noodles and Asparagus
Ingredients for 2 portions:
- two wild salmon fillets
- vegetable oil, one tablespoon
- light soy sauce, three tablespoons
- ginger, two inch piece grated
- one lemon, sliced in half
- two Thai chilies, finely chopped
- soba noodles, 1 bunch
- sesame oil, one tablespoon
- three to four green onions (scallions), finely shopped, white part only
- one bunch asparagus
Place fillets in a shallow bowl. Mix oil, soy, ginger, the juice of half a lemon and chopped chilies into a small bowl. Pour over the filets. Marinate in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Fill medium pot with water, add a sprinkle of salt and bring to a boil. Chuck in your asparagus and cook for three to four minutes. Remove asparagus and cool in a bowl full of ice and cold water. Set aside. Add soba noodles to boiling water and cook until soft, about five to six minutes. Strain through a colander and immediately rinse with cold water. Transfer to a bowl and toss with the sesame oil and green onions, a splash of soy sauce and a few cracks of black pepper. Set aside.
Remove fillets from the fridge. Preheat a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the pan. Season fillets on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the salmon in the pan, flesh side down, and cook until it is nicely browned and caramelized, about four to five minutes. Flip over, lower heat to medium-low and cook on the other side for about three to four minutes until cooked through. Season asparagus with salt, pepper and a squirt of lemon juice.
Place everything on a few plates and serve it up.
Stay hungry and stick a fork in it, cancer!!!