Teriyaki Salmon with a Sriracha Cream Sauce

How has it been 7 months since my last post?  Time has whipped right past me and so many changes have happened over the months. I feel as though I am having an out of body experience.  Any moment now I am going to wake up and I’ll be right where I was last fall…

So what’s changed?  Where to begin.  First and foremost, I graduated from dental school!! I never thought the day would actually come, I am still in shock.  I am so thankful for all of my friends and family who have supported and encouraged me over the years.   It was a long road, but I was sad to say goodbye to so many great friends.   Although this chapter in my life is over, the next one has begun!   I was accepted in to a pediatric dental residency at Cincinnati Children’s hospital.  Eeee!!    It is a two year program and I am ecstatic to begin seeing the all the little kiddos.  Please stay tuned for funny kid stories.

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Husband and I moved  a couple of weeks ago and are all settled in.  We are renting a cute little house in a neighborhood of Cincinnati.  One of the hardest parts of moving is having to eat out so many days in a row while the pots and pans are all packed up.  One of the very first meals I made once we were settled was this teriyaki salmon dish.  It is one of husband’s favorite salmon dishes now! Love love love this recipe.   The sweet teriyaki paired with the sriracha cream sauce is perfect.   Please try it!

 

Ingredients for the Fillet:

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 salmon filets
  • Green onions (optional)

Ingredients for the Sriracha Cream Sauce: 

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

Instructions:

1. To make the Sriracha cream sauce, whisk together mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons Sriracha and condensed milk in a small bowl; set aside.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup water; set aside.

3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic powder, honey and 1 cup water; bring to a simmer. Stir in cornstarch mixture until thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 2 minutes; allow it to cool to room temperature.

4. In a gallon size ziploc bag or large bowl, combine teriyaki marinade and salmon filets; marinate for at least 30 minutes to overnight, turning the bag occasionally.  The longer you marinade, the more intense the flavor.

5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat an 8×8 baking dish with nonstick spray.

6. Place salmon filets along with the marinade onto prepared baking dish and bake until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes.

7. Serve salmon immediately with Sriracha cream sauce. Garnish with sliced green onion.

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Panko and Mustard Crusted Salmon

It’s only taken me nearly 5 years for me to get Husband to eat salmon. Mission successful! I can now make it regularly and he seems to enjoy it.  As I was easing in to making salmon regularly I tried to keep flavors and recipes simple, just so I wouldn’t make the wrong move and destroy all chances of Husband every eating salmon again.  Good thinking, right?

I loved the way this recipe turned out, the flavor was great and it was easy to make! It was a nice change from the simple seasoning I had been doing in the past.

Enjoy! 🙂

Ingredients: 

  • 4, 5 -ounce Salmon filets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumb
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoon chopped parsley

Instructions: 

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In bowl,  mix together Panko breadcrumb, garlic salt, pepper, paprika and parsley.

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2.  Brush each salmon filet with mustard and then coat with Panko breadcrumb mixture

3.  On medium heat, heat skillet with olive oil.  Place filets, skin side down, on skillet for 3-4 minutes.  Remove from skillet and place on baking sheet.  Place in oven for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through.

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4.  Serve with rice or over a salad.

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