Salmon is definitely my fish of choice these days. It is so versatile…from grilling, to broiling, to pan sautéing, and even microwaving. Gulp. Yes, I microwaved this. I know. That seems so silly when it takes literally less than 10 minutes to cook the salmon, but the recipe gave optional directions for microwaving. It seemed so easy, it was already in it’s marinade, and I was already using the skillet to sauté the chard. And…and..and.
And, guess what? It was good. The recipe comes from The Eating Well Rush Hour Cookbook, which you can find in the bargain book section sometimes, I found it at one of those Book Warehouse type stores at the mall for just $5.99. Don’t let the price fool you, it is filled with lots of lovely recipes like this!
Salmon in a Vibrant Sauce
- 1/4 C chopped fresh cilantro
- 3 T chopped fresh ginger
- 2 T coarsely chopped garlic
- 2 jalapeno chilies, seeded and coarsely chopped
- 3 T lime juice
- 1 T vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1 1/4 lbs salmon or halibut fillet, cut into 2-by-2 inch pieces
Using a food processor, or a mortar and pestle, grind together the cilantro, ginger, garlic and jalapenos until blended. Add the lime juice, oil, salt and turmeric and mix.
Put the fish in a shallow glass dish and toss gently in this marinade, making sure the fish is well coated. Cover and refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes.
Coat a large nonstick skillet with 3 to 4 tablespoons of the marinade. Transfer the fish to skillet, cover with the remaining marinade. Cover the skillet with a tight fitting lid and place over medium low heat. Cook gently 5 to 10 minutes.
OR… Cover the dish used for marinating with vented plastic wrap (I used waxed paper), and microwave on high for 5 to 8 minutes.
This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum!
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