SWEET & SPICY MINT-GINGER-SOY SALMON

My hubby and I are huge fans of salmon. Not only is it a fish that is packed full of nutrience but it's also a fish that actually has some flavour! There are so many types of "white" coloured fish that are really bland in flavour, but salmon tastes great no matter how you cook it (at least to me). Here is a recipe that I came up with using only a select few ingredients that are each packed full of flavour. I know that adding mint sounds unusual but it really helps to give it a slightly sweet herby flavour, and as for the ginger well it of course it gives it that spicy kick that I love! So without further adieu, here is a simple weeknight salmon recipe for you all to enjoy!

Makes 4 small salmon fillets

Ingredients:
  • 4 salmon fillets (not too thick)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated (add another tsp if you like it spicy)
  • 1-2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 3 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce (low-sodium)
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chicken or fish stock

1. Take a medium non-stick skillet and place in the salmon fillets. They should not be overlapping. On top of the salmon fillets, add in the oil, salt, pepper, grated ginger, mustard, maple syrup, soy sauce, lemon juice, fresh mint, and stock.

2. Turn on the heat to medium high and let the fish cook for a good 15 minutes; with the lid on. Turn the heat down to a low simmer after 8-10 minutes. The fish should be moist and fully cooked through, and the sauce should've come together nicely. Slightly thick and shiny. Serve immediately with potatoes or rice and steamed veggies.

Cook's Tip: If you find the sauce disappearing while cooking because maybe the temp is too high on your burner, than go ahead and add another tablespoon or two of stock.




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