Last night I went to the grocery Mecca that is Trader Joe’s with the intention of picking up a few necessities and some last minute items. The real bummer was that I didn’t write down any of my last minute items on my list and forgot them.
One of the things I wanted to pick up was a marinade for dinner. Awesome.
I did my best to throw one together with some roasted asparagus and let me tell you what, it was pretty damn good. So good that I’ll let you try it, aka, the recipe is below. It’s real hard to mess up, since I made it up.
Soy Garlic Salmon
• 2 – 6-8oz Salmon Filets (I only use wild, but it’s your funeral)
• Organic Tamari
• 3 crushed garlic cloves
• 1 teaspoon brown sugar
• 1 Bunch Asparagus
• Olive Oil
• Salt & Pepper
In a magical ziploc bag, combine salmon filets and about 1/2 cup of soy sauce. Add crushed garlic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400º, meanwhile line a 9×11 baking dish or cookie sheet with foil. After thoroughly washing asparagus, I like to soak mine in water to make sure all the sand goes in the water and not in my mouth, throw into the baking dish. Add a few splashes of oil, don’t over do it and then add salt and pepper to taste. This is where I massage my asparagus so its all evenly coated. Throw said dish in the oven. Forget about it.
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium high heat with a bit of oil. Once oil is heated, add marinated salmon to the skillet skin side down. Turn salmon over after about 4 minutes. Pre-heat broiler (I used our toaster oven) Cook on other side for about 2 minutes. Transfer the salmon, skin side down, to smaller pan lined with foil and sprinkle brown sugar over the top. You could also use agave or maple syrup. Or none at all, but it was damn good with it. Broil for 3 minutes.
Boom. Dinner is ready.
Don’t forget the asparagus.