Sunday, March 10, 2013

Salmon-Honey Teriyaki {#SundaySupper w/ @SteamyKitchen}

I am the only person in my house who likes salmon.

Eek!  Saying it out loud makes it real.  But I don't get it.  Now, it's funny, because Sweet Thang will tell me that he likes salmon (he's a big lover of pretty much any "white" fish).  He'll go so far as taking a bite or two of it when I make it.  He'll smile and nod his head, eyebrows raised.  But two bites is about as far as it ever goes.  Apparently he likes it in moderation.  So, let me put that another way:

I am the only person in my house who likes salmon in excess.  I may even love it.  Okay, I do.
As in, I would happily eat it almost every day of the week.  And I would definitely like this salmon on my weekly menu.  I mean - do you SEE that beautifully lacquered piece of fish?  I'm not gonna lie, happy sounds resonated from somewhere deep down inside of me while I was eating this.  I'd say happy enough to convince the salmon-shunners that they were missing out on one of the best foods on the planet.

They ignored me.   Their loss.

I hope you won't ignore me, though.  You don't want to miss out on making happy noises.  Primal, gutteral happy noises.

Salmon-Honey Teriyaki

by Heather Schmitt-González
Prep Time: 5 minutes (plus 1-8 hours to marinate)
Cook Time: 6-10 minutes
Keywords: grill saute entree honey salmon Asian

Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 3 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tbs. mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
  • 3 Tbs. sake
  • 2 Tbs. honey
  • 1 lb. fresh salmon fillet
  • 2 tsp. cooking oil
Instructions
Combine the soy sauce, mirin, sake, and honey in a resealable bag. Add the salmon and mix to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 8 hours.

Remove salmon, reserving the marinade. Heat a frying pan or sauté pan over medium-high heat. When hot, swirl in the oil. Sear salmon, 2 minutes per side. Turn heat to low and pour in the reserved marinade. Cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until cooked through.

Reprinted with permission from Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites by Jaden Hair, copyright ©2013. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.

my notes:
I skinned my salmon fillet and cut it into 4 (4 oz.) portions before marinating. Once I seared both sides and added the marinade to the pan, I did not cover it, rather I spooned the simmering glaze over the top of the salmon fillets - resulting in the most perfect, sticky coating on the outside of the fish. If you break the salmon down into fillets first, like this, the cooking time will be less. After you've added the marinade, allow it to bubble up (this goes quickly); while you're spooning it over the top of the fish, it will continue to thicken. It only takes another minute or two at this point.
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Yes, that recipe right there was just one of the many, MANY mouthwatering recipes that I have marked to make in the new cookbook by Steamy Kitchen's Jaden Hair.  I can safely assume Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites is going to become a well-loved resource in my kitchen.

What's that?  You say you want Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites to become a well-loved resource in your kitchen, too!?   (Of course you do.)  You could get lucky today - and only today.  Check it.

GIVEAWAY
How to enter to win - both #1 and #2 are required for your entry to be eligible:

1. Tell me what your favorite Asian dish is in a comment below AND leave your twitter handle in the comment. Comment must be posted by 8pm Eastern time today (Sunday, March 10, 2013).
AND
2. Join in the conversation during the live #SundaySupper chat on twitter from 7-8pm Eastern Time today (Sunday, March 10, 2013). Your tweet(s) must contain the #SundaySupper hashtag.

So yes, you MUST be on twitter to be eligible to win this one.  There are 20 copies being given away (each of the 20 blogs that are featuring this cookbook today (listed below) will chose one winner.  The winner will be chosen randomly from the eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email or twitter (if no email is obviously stated or available).

Note: Giveaway open for United States residents only. Contest ends on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 8pm Eastern Time.

update 3/11/13: the giveaway has ended - congrats to @joanneeatswell

The #SundaySupper crew is very excited to be sharing dishes from Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites this week (plus a few from the Steamy Kitchen blog).  Jaden Hair will be joining us for our live twitter chat tonight at 7pm Eastern - we hope you can join us using the #SundaySupper hastag (plus, see giveaway instructions above for a chance to win a copy of her new cookbook).

Here is the list of #SundaySupper Contributors who will be giving away a copy of Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites Cookbook and the recipes they will be sharing:

Tofu-Mushroom Miso Soup
Crispy Rice Patties
Thai Larb Lettuce Chicken Cups
Miso Cod
Sake Steamed Mussels
Salmon-Honey Teriyaki
Korean Beef Bites
Mapo Tofu
Mango Brulee
The following Sunday Supper Contributors will be joining us with some of their favorite recipes from the Steamy Kitchen blog:

Sunday Supper Movement
I'd love to hear about some of your favorite dishes and recipes Steamy Kitchen Blog or Cookbook(s)!  Feel free to leave links and/or recipes in the comments.  Also, feel free to join us for our live twitter chat tonight at 7pm (Eastern) using the#SundaySupper hashtag, and check out the Sunday Supper board on Pinterest

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disclosure: I was provided with a copy of Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites for my review.  The publisher will be providing and mailing the copy to the winner of the giveaway, as well.  This post contains Amazon Affiliate links.  All opinions stated in this post are my own.