Salmon is one of the easiest meals to make. It seasons easily. It cooks quick. The hardest part is you have to cook it quick because it won’t keep in your refrigerator. My mom likes to make this salmon dish when we eat BBQ to contrast all of the grilled food.
- 1 pound of salmon (I like sockeye because of it’s high nutrient content)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- 1-1/2cups chopped scallion
- 5 garlic cloves roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons thinly sliced ginger
- 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 3 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons fat/oil (ghee, lard, etc)
- 2 quart sauce pan or small sauce pan
- 4 quart baking dish
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line the baking dish with aluminum foil and place the fish in the pan. Cover the fish with lemon juice, olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon white pepper. Put the fish in the oven for 15 minutes (20 minutes if fish is thick).
Chop the scallions, garlic, and ginger slices.
To prepare the sauce, in a small pot or pan, heat up the fat/oil on medium heat. When it is hot, put in the ginger and garlic. They should instantly sizzle when they hit the fat/oil. Let them flavor the fat/oil for 1 minute and should not turn brown.
Add in the coconut aminos, fish sauce and sesame oil and let simmer for another 1 minute. Add the scallions, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon white pepper and after 1 minute, turn off the heat.
After 15 minutes, take the fish out of the oven.
Spread the ginger and scallion sauce over the baked fish and serve!
The Dumpling Mama xo