Do you find very hard to please everyone all the time when it comes to food? Sometimes it seem as though our taste buds are as unique as our fingerprints! Everyone wants something different and I for one have neither the time nor inclination to cook a bespoke meal for each of my darlings. But I do want to keep them happy and well fed. I try to serve fish at least once a week as I believe that it's best to get our nutrition from whole food rather than supplements and it's a lovely change from the usual sources of protein.
When it comes to fish, some in my house are not totally enamored of salmon...they complain that it's too oily and heavy for them, whereas I just love that about it. So, time to get creative! I have played around with different marinades for salmon (or any oily fish) but this has turned out to be the favourite. The ginger and chili cut through the oil and lightens the whole dish.
After you take the time preparing the marinade, this is a really quick hand dish that is great for family get togethers, special dinner parties or a cozy night in with your other half.
Serve with a side salad or steamed veg and either rice or chips.
Jalapeno Jelly and Soy Glazed Salmon
4 salmon darnes
1/2 jar Green Jalapeno Jelly (or Red if you like more heat)
5 Tbsp white wine vinegar
5 Tbsp soy sauce
1 inch grated ginger
3 spring onions chopped
3 cloves garlic crushed
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1/4 tsp chili flakes
1 handful coriander
green (or red) chili cut finely sliced into rings
chopped green onion
Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a mid size bowl
place salmon in marinade, cover and keep in fridge for 1-3 hours
Remove the salmon and BBQ or place in a hot oven until just barely cooked (10 mins aprox)
While fish is cooking, add remaining marinade in a saucepan and simmer until reduced by a half
When salmon is cooked, pour over remaining marinade and sprinkle with toppings.
Serve on a bed of rice with a side salad or steamed veg and chips on the side
Calories 302, Fat 13 grams, Carbs 19 grams, Protein 24 grams, Saturated Fat 3 grams