What to do with the single piece of salmon buried in your freezer…
Welcome to my big, fat Asian freezer…we have a pretty old side by side refrigerator and freezer. You can only cram so much in there. There isn’t even any room for ice cream! I choose to buy food items that can make a meal. My grandma has mysterious Chinese delicacies and food items coming out of every nook and cranny. Lo and behold, a single piece of salmon buried beneath my corn husks for tamales…The tamales will be another project. I found this awesome salmon recipe in one of Molly O’Neill’s cookbooks…very simple and subtly flavored and delicious!
Sake Salmon for one
1 salmon filet, make sure there are no pin bones hiding in it.
Place the salmon in the middle of a sheet of foil or a piece of parchment (this technique is called en papillote in French)
Season the salmon with salt and pepper on both sides.
Drizzle the salmon with about 2 t. olive oil.
1/2 inch of fresh ginger, cut into a fine julienne
1 small shallot, thinly sliced
2 t. lemon juice
and 1 T. of Sake ( Japanese rice wine)
Enclose the salmon in the foil or parchment. Place in a baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees or you could even do this on the grill..in foil..cook for about 10 minutes. Open the foil or parchment carefully! Burns from steam hurt!