Easy Peasy Oriental Style Salmon Fillets

Only 4 days until Christmas, and it is all starting to get a bit hectic in my house.  Don’t think I have been to bed before midnight this last week, but finally the mince pies are made and the presents are wrapped.  Can’t help wondering if I have forgotten something though.  It worries me that in my haste to perfect things down the smallest detail that I will have forgotten something major. It only occurred to me not so long ago that my guests are staying for more than Christmas day and so will also need feeding in addition to their Christmas dinner!  The challenge here has been to think of things that are quick and easy but also keeps up the ‘domestic goddess’ appearance!  I also like to cook a meal at some point over this time that is fairly light and not as calorific as all the other foods typically eaten at Christmas.  I always end up craving a bit of green veg, just to make me feel a bit more normal.  This is particularly the case this year with all my baking in recent weeks.  Every time I get a glass out of the cupboard the mince pies on sitting beautifully on a plate on the side shout my name, and when I open the fridge the ‘spare’ truffles look longingly at me.  What is a girl to do??

This recipe is perfect for Christmas eve, and ticks all the ‘boxes’ I mentioned above.  You can prepare the salmon earlier in the day to marinate, and then at dinner time just pop them in the oven, get your rice coking and don’t forget the steam a bit of green veg to go with it!  It is a recipe which I have been doing for years and is totally my own creation.  I just tried a bit of this and a bit of that, and over time I think it has really become perfected.  This is a great time to share it with you.

What you will need:

  • 1 salmon fillet for each person eating
  • Basmati rice
  • Green veg
  • Foil to wrap parcel up each salmon fillet

For each salmon fillet add to following to make marinade:

  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1tsp tamari sauce
  • 1 tsp runny honey
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • Sprinkle of  fresh coriander
  • Sprinkle of fresh ginger chopped
  • Sprinkle of dried chilli flakes

How to make:

  1. Place each fillet of salmon on a piece of foil large enough to cover it and seal together at the top.  Wrap the foil around the salmon but don’t seal together so that the salmon is still exposed
  2. Add all the marinade ingredients onto the salmon and seal the foil together.  Put in the fridge for at least an hour, if not more
  3. When you are ready to cook, heat the oven to 180c/350f/gas 4 and bake for 20 mins
  4. Whilst the salmon is cooking, prepare your rice and vegetables
  5. Take salmon out of oven and carefully out of foil wrapper.  Serve with rice and vegetables and pour the juice over the salmon, (this is one of the best bits especially when mixed with a bit of rice)

All that is left for me to say is I hope you enjoy your baking, thanks for your support, and I wish you all a fabulous Christmas! I’ll be back in the new year 🙂

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20/12/2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Christmas baking, Savory Baking, Uncategorized.

3 Comments

  1. cakeboule replied:

    That looks delicious! I think that is one to try for me in the New Year. Thanks for posting it.

    • Homemade By Fleur replied:

      Hi Jacqueline, thanks for your comment. This one is a favorite of mine 🙂 Almost have it once a week!

  2. Zachary Harralson replied:

    I enjoy your writing style truly loving this site. “No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head.” by Terry Josephson.

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