Thursday, March 27, 2008

More Nigella Express

Tonight's dinner needed to be quick so I consulted Nigella Express, knowing that I would find something quick and easy in there. I wasn't disappointed and gave the Mirin Glazed Salmon a go as I have been wanting to do this for a while. I bought some Mirin when I was in Wellington with this recipe in mind, so it was great to finally get around to it!
I love salmon as it can be cooked so quickly and feels as though you are 'treating' yourself. This version of it is such a breeze, I am absolutely going to make it again. I served it on a pile of soba noodles that I had boiled then tossed through some sesame oil, spring onions and thinly sliced carrot. It fitted together perfectly with the salmon and was both filling and healthy!

Mirin Glazed Salmon

60ml mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
50g light brown sugar
60ml soy sauce
4 x 125g pieces salmon, cut from the thick part of the fillet so that they are narrow but tall rather than wide and flat
2 x 15ml tbsp rice vinegar
1-2 spring onions, halved and shredded into fine strips

1 Mix the mirin, brown sugar and soy sauce in a shallow dish that will take all 4 pieces of salmon, and marinate the salmon in it for 3 minutes on the first side and 2 minutes on the second. Meanwhile heat a large non-stick frying pan on the hob.
2 Cook the salmon in the hot, dry pan for 2 minutes and then turn it over, add the marinade and cook for another 2 minutes.
3 Remove the salmon to whatever plate you’re serving it on, add the rice vinegar to the hot pan and warm through.
4 Pour the dark, sweet, salty glaze over the salmon and top with the spring onion strips. Serve with rice or noodles as you wish, and consider putting some sushi ginger on the table, too.

4 comments:

Kitchen Goddess said...

Wow Linda that looks amazing. I have a huge bottle of Mirin and keep meaning to try this but just haven't got round to it yet. You've inspired me but I might do sticky Thai rice with it.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Yum! I don't often buy salmon because it is so expensive but I do like it. Do you think I could substitute Sake for Mirin? NE is so good for weekly dinners, isn't it!

Linda F said...

I don't see why you can't use sake Laura! I do love NE for midweek dinners, has proved to be very useful!!!!

Anna said...

I think this has to be my most made recipe from 'Express'. Yours looks great!