Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon

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Yesterday, our cleaning lady brought in these 2 packages from our front porch. I was moving them off the island so I could start on dinner and one of the boxes weighed a TON. Addressed to Mr. Prevention, I set it aside and went about my way. When he got home, I told him about the extremely heavy package and he kept asking, “What do you think it is?”

“I have NO idea,” I kept responding.

“You’re going to kill me,” he said.

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He grabbed a knife, opened the package, and pulled out 16 pounds of cinnamon almonds.

::blank stare::

He then opened a second box — glucosamine and chondroitin.

My face demanded and explanation. “Our CostCo membership ended December 31st,” he said.

Hm. Okay. Iwillneverunderstandyou.

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Mr. Prevention is looking a little senile these days. Senile-looking in the sense that he pops a big handful of pills in the morning. That heap of pills consist primarily of 2 huge glucosamine and chondroitin pills along with a daily multivitamin. And though he wasn’t in NEED of more glucosamine and chondroitin, why not get them before our CostCo membership expires?

If they would ship salmon, I would’ve scored a final bag or two. CostCo carries some great wild Alaskan salmon, for the record. It’s also great for the aches and pains that Mr. Prevention complains of, and is certainly a top-ranked food in my mind. Full of omega 3 fatty acids, salmon is a natural anti-inflammatory and has suggested roles in everything from brain health…to baby health.

If you’re not entirely sold on salmon, this is a great first recipe to try. The glaze is sweet and sticky and packed with flavor and texture. Simple to make, this recipe is sure to please!

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Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon from How Sweet It Is

4 (5 oz) filets raw salmon 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil 1 Tbsp rice vinegar 1 Tbsp brown sugar 1 Tbsp low-sodium  soy sauce 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated 4 green onions, sliced

1/4 cup honey 1 tsp toasted sesame oil 1 tsp low-sodium soy sauce 1 pinch ground ginger 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds

Directions:

For the salmon, combine olive oil, sesame oil, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, garlic and ginger in a ziplock bag; shake well. Add the salmon to the marinade and manipulate to coat salmon. Refrigerate salmon to marinade for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine all ingredients for the glaze and set aside.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and mist with olive oil.

Preheat the broiler in your oven to 450 F.

Remove salmon and place directly on the baking sheet; put into the oven. Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until opaque and easily flakes with a fork. Remove and serve immediately, with green onions and the glaze.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition Information (per serving):  374 calories; 13.8 g. fat; 103 mg. cholesterol; 356 mg. sodium; 21.5 g. carbohydrate; 0.8 g. fiber; 40.3 g. protein

Result: Between the toasted sesame oil and the honey, there’s just no going wrong with this recipe! The marinade is fabulous, but because the glaze is so flavorful, I’m thinking this recipe could be made even easier by skipping that step. Yep, the glaze is THAT good. Enjoy1

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 I didn’t think this week was shaping up to be crazy…but, it is! Hope it goes quickly ;)

Q&A tomorrow!

Be well,

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Comments

  1. says

    HA! Actually, that’s something I would do too, buy a bunch of stuff before a membership ends. But glucosamine and chondroiton?!?! Random. And doesn’t that expire?! The salmon sounds amazing. Looks amazing too. Why does it have to have honey?! Probably because honey is amazing. Honey is something I have yet to find a replacement for that never fails.

  2. says

    Wait wait, I’m confused – what step should we skip? The glaze is that good that we don’t need the marinade? If so, AWESOME and I will make this tonight :)

  3. Emily says

    I have salmon from Costco in my fridge right now! It’s smoked though, any suggestions for that? And what about the brussels in the pic! They look yummy! How about a recipe for those?? Were they roasted? Thanks!!

  4. says

    Still wish I liked salmon – maybe one day! I bought cinnamon almonds on the discount rack after Christmas – um, they are pretty amazeballs!

  5. says

    I love your recipes, your blog comes up often in my blog reader and I enjoy your writing. I wanted to drop you a line telling you that I made your salmon and it was excellent! I skipped the marinade step since you said it was optional. My husband and I completely loved the sauce though. We made it two times in one week, the first time was for the salmon, the second time was for carrot coins. So tasty. Thank you for sharing!

    Here’s my write-up of the sesame-ginger salmon.
    http://bloginspiredcooking.blogspot.com/2013/02/better-broccoli-and-sesame-ginger-salmon.html

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