Monday, September 19, 2011

Hoisin Salmon Filet

This salmon was pretty good: although the top got really black (it made me afraid) it turned out not to taste burnt. It had a pretty subtle flavor, actually. I've never used the broiler before, having always been afraid that it would alternately burn or undercook my food, but this went well for my first time. Nothing caught fire or anything!

1 salmon filet
2 teaspoons of orange juice (we were out so I used lemon juice instead)
1/2 tablespoon of hoisin sauce
1/2 teaspoon honey
salt and pepper to taste

you'll also need:
a wire rack that fits into a foil-lined baking sheet (or a broiler pan)
small bowl
pastry brush
cooking spray

1. preheat the broiler, with the rack in the middle position. In the small bowl, combine the juice, hoisin sauce and honey. Whisk / stir with a fork until everything is blended together.
2. season the salmon with salt and pepper (I only seasoned the top side). Spray the wire rack with cooking spray, then lay the salmon on it. Brush the salmon with the sauce, setting the rest aside.

3. broil the salmon with the oven door open until it's opaque in the middle, about 10 to 13 minutes. About 6 minutes in, take the salmon out, brush it again with the sauce, and put it back in the oven. Discard any leftover sauce.
4. when the salmon is cooked, gently loosen it from the rack and put it on a plate. This would go really well with a nice fluffy rice.

I adapted this recipe from one on the Everyday Food show website.

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