Sunday, July 26, 2009

Salmon bulgogi

I based this dish on a recipe I found in Bon Appetit. DH is not a big fan of salmon, but I was hoping that by giving it an Asian twist, he would warm up to this fish which is as ubiquitous here in Toronto as tilapia is in Manila!

4 pcs. skinless salmon fillet
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp. grated ginger
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp. Chinese rice wine
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. sesame oil
1/4 tsp. chili garlic sauce

1. Mix all ingredients (except for the salmon, of course!) in a small food processor to make a marinade.
2. Marinate salmon for about 5-10 minutes.
3. Remove salmon from marinade and place in a baking dish.
4. Bake in 500 oven for about 5-7 minutes then switch oven to broil and broil for about 3-5 minutes.
5. Meanwhile reduce the marinade until it's thick and syrupy. This will be your glaze.
6. When the salmon is done, place on a plate and pour about a tablespoon of glaze.
7. Serve with whatever sides your heart desires. I did Parisienne potatoes and steamed Chinese broccoli.

All in all, this dinner was a success! DH said he enjoyed it much more than he thought he would. The two boys loved it. This is definitely a make-again dish. Healthy, yummy, and above all easy-peasy!


kristin corvera-delos reyes said...

hi chinky!

as a novice cook who has found a new passion, i've bookmarked your blog for my education in all things culinary :D

i just would like to ask, since salmon is quite prohibitively priced here in manila, do you think this recipe would be just as tasty if i substituted tilapia instead?

cooking is a whole new world to me, so i do it by the book [sorta like a chemistry experiment, i follow almost everything to the letter], until i have enough confidence to go at it with my instincts and taste buds alone :D

thanks and regards!

ctl said...
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ctl said...

hi kristin! kakatuwa naman that even through this blog (and FB of course) we can keep in touch :-) tilapia should work, as should any firm-fleshed fish like lapu-lapu or maya-maya.

i hope you have as much fun in the kitchen as i do. iba yung feeling pag may pinagluluto and you can see the appreciation in their, or in your case, his eyes. take care!

Anonymous said...


i'll be checking your blog regularly for more recipes. i even told my sister about it.

take care!