I'm always looking for new ways to prepare salmon. Several years ago I had a memorable salmon dish at Blue Stone in Ithaca, New York. It lingered in my mind for a long time. The salmon was roasted with a hoisin glaze, and had a kick of heat to offset the sweetness of the hoisin. A while back, when I was visiting Matthew in Florida, he requested that I make salmon for dinner one evening. I decided to recreate that memorable salmon I had eaten in Ithaca. At the time, it never occurred to me to check the restaurant's website to see if they had a menu where I could gather more clues and figure out what was in that great dish. I was flying by the seat of my pants and I was at the mercy of my memory. As it turned out, my final product was a hit, not exactly the same as the Blue Stone, but what the heck, why does it have to be the same? I guess you could say it was Blue Stone inspired, but definitely my own creation.
Hoisin Glazed Salmon with Wasabi Cream
Preheat broiler to high
- 2 Salmon fillets (skin removed) figure 4 - 6 ounces per person
- 2 heaping tablespoons hoisin sauce - don't level
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon of fresh orange juice
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh ginger
- 1 clove finely mined garlic
- a pinch red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons wasabi powder mixed with a few drops water or 2 teaspoons wasabi paste
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
Preheat oven to broil. Line baking sheet with foil.
Mix glaze ingredients in a microwavable mixing bowl or cup.
Mix wasabi cream ingredients together in small dish and set aside.
Season the salmon with salt and pepper both sides. Place on baking sheet. With a spoon*, drizzle glaze onto the salmon and using a brush, cover the surface with glaze.
Broil for 3-4 minutes.
Take out of oven and gently turn over. Again, drizzle glaze onto the other side of salmon, brush glaze to cover.
Return to broiler for approximately 4-5 minutes, depending on thickness of the fillets.
Microwave remaining glaze about 30 seconds until hot and gooey.
Place salmon on a bed of rice. Drizzle glaze over top and drizzle with wasabi cream. Serve with stir fried vegetables.
* Do not put brush directly into the glaze. Use a clean spoon because any leftover glaze will be added after the salmon has finished cooking.