Recipe: Lime and Soy-Marinated Salmon
I detailed why this is one of my favourite dishes to make in my interview with A Quarter Young. The below is a slightly adjusted version of a Bonnie Stern salmon dish from my childhood, but no less delectable.
1/3 a cup of soy sauce
1/3 a cup of lime juice
1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard (I prefer grainy kind, but either works)
1 tablespoon of sesame or olive oil
3-5 cloves of minced garlic
One (red or regular cooking onion), diced
4 large portions of salmon
Fresh black pepper
- Dice onion and spread out over the base of a walled cooking dish, so the sauce won’t overflow
- Place salmon portions over the onions
- Crack fresh black pepper directly onto the tops of the salmon fillets
- Combine all ingredients for the salmon marinade in a bowl
- Pour over salmon and onions, coating everything
- Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes, depending on how well done you like your fish. Definitely check in after 10 minutes, because every oven is different! I like mine when the fish flakes easily.
To really make this into a meal, you can rustle up a few sides. I usually go with wild rice to soak up all the juices, and some kind of green vegetable like asparagus, bok choi, etc. Another pro tip- sometimes I double the sauce because I'm saucy like that.