Monday, June 10, 2013

Soy and Sesame Marinated Pepper-Crusted Salmon

Sweetwater Fran’s
Soy and Sesame Marinated Pepper-Crusted Salmon

A long time ago in a land far far away, between the Myst’s of Odysseus and the Siren’s of Atlantis. There was the Island of Gwyneth. There lived a woman named Sweetwater Fran, a fisherwoman of sorts who could effortlessly prepare and serve a meal so delicious and tasty it is said landlubbers would swim across from Atlantis just to eat this one particular dish.  Our ship was lost at sea during a bad nocturnal storm. When the morning sun rose. Paradise and Fran awaited us. During our not so brief stay, she delighted us with this dish. So good, that we decided to share.

One-third cup soy sauce or tamari
One-quarter cup brown sugar, or pure maple syrup to taste
1 tsp. sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
4 - 6 oz. salmon fillets
Ground pepper
1 Tbsp. olive oil

Combine soy sauce, sugar or maple syrup, sesame oil, and garlic in a zip lock bag.  Add salmon and seal bag.  Refrigerate for 2 to 8 hrs.
Remove salmon from marinade.  Coat the fillet side of salmon with very coarse ground pepper.
Heat olive oil in a sauté or grill pan and sauté 7 minutes (skin side up) over medium heat.
Flip and sauté other side about 7 minutes or until fish flakes easily.

Serves 4.

Brought to you by the friendly folks at 
Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast

Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast
Saugatuck/Douglas, Michigan 49406

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