The year’s focus on eating healthier continues right along with a renewed focus on fusion cooking, my favorite means of taking flavors and textures to new heights. Our weather has been unseasonably warm and the market had the most beautiful baby bok choy, so I had to find something that would go well with it and salmon just seemed to fit the bill. Add some pan fried noodles and not only do you have yourself a wonderfully healthy and filling meal, but one you can feel good about eating. no compromises here!
The inspiration for the salmon came from an episode of Gordon Ramsay’s F-Word, but only loosely, as I couldn’t remember exactly what he’d done to his salmon, just that he’d used soy to glaze the fish, which sounded wonderful. The rest of the dish was whipped up on a whim with ingredients I had on hand, but the combination was perfect for a firly warm evening and a lovely meal with my wife.
The recipe may sound complicated, but in actuality it doesn’t get much simpler than this. There are only three primary ingredients and a few accompaniments that can be found at nearly any supermarket in the Asian section, so even if all you have access to is a BigScaryMegaMart, you should be able to get everything needed for this recipe in a single trip and for just a few dollars. It really is worth it, trust me.
What I would have done differently if I had thought of it at the time:
This salmon is nearly perfect, but according to my wife, it needs just a little something to make it spot-on. I’ll be revisiting this without the noodles and see what I can do to give it the little nudge it needs to be signature-dish ready. Even having said that, I wouldn’t hesitate to serve this dish as-is to any of my friends or family. It’s exceptional, even if it isn’t exactly the most Weight-Watchers Friendly at 10 points with the noodles. But really, who cares about the points on this one!
Links to other recipes like this:
- Salmon with Soy-Ginger glaze and Udon Noodles, from What Did You Eat?
- Salmon Fried Rice, from Lydia at The Perfect Pantry
- Salmon with Soy-Honey Glaze and Wasabi, from Love and Olive Oil