This is a good one for you and I’m excited to share it. As you probably know by now, I love salmon. If I could, I’d eat it every single night for dinner. Of course I can’t do that because it’s just too expensive to be practical, but I do enjoy it every now and again as well as during almost every single holiday.
What makes plain salmon even better? I’ll tell you what. A honey and ginger glaze, that’s what. Wait until you see this one. It consists of olive oil, ginger, honey, soy sauce, garlic and red pepper flakes. Those red pepper flakes at the end give it some very nice bite.
This is an awesome salmon dish. It’s roasted in parchment paper to keep the moisture in, which in turn, keeps the salmon extremely tender. I could tell this salmon was perfect when I pulled it out of the oven last night. As far as the flavors go, I think I did a pretty good job at describing them above, but I will add that the sweetness of the honey totally goes with the flavor of the garlic and the zing of the ginger. Both the salmon and the flavor rests upon some sliced zucchini and onion and all together, it makes for a perfect dish. A very clean dish as well, as it doesn’t make any sort of mess because of the parchment.
For the Glaze
1 Tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
2 Tablespoons Honey
Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
For the Dish
2 Medium Zucchini, Sliced on the Bias
1 Red Onion, Sliced Thin
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
4 6-Ounce Salmon Fillets
4 Teaspoons Sesame Seeds
I’d like to thank PureWow for this recipe. I’ve found a few others on their website and each and every one of them has been outstanding.
Be sure that one of your oven racks is in the center position in your oven and then pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cut the Parchment Paper
Cut out four pieces of parchment that are approximately 15″ x 17″ in their dimensions. Then, fold each one in half once and set aside.
Prepare the Glaze
In a medium sized bowl, add the olive oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, honey and red pepper flakes. Then, whisk these ingredients together with a fork.
Arrange the Salmon in the Parchment
Arrange all four pieces of parchment paper on your counter top. Then, divide the zucchini between them and arrange that zucchini on one half of the paper. Then, divide the onion four ways by spreading it out on top of the zucchini. After that, place one piece of salmon on top of each arrangement. Sprinkle some lemon juice over each piece of salmon and then pour one quarter of the glaze over each piece of salmon as well. Finally, fold the parchment over the ingredients and fold it tightly so it creates an airtight pocket.
Bake the Salmon
Place each pocket of parchment paper on a baking sheet and then place the baking sheet in your oven. Allow the salmon to cook for about 15-18 minutes. Check it at 15 minutes to see if it’s done. When it is, remove it from the oven and turn off the heat.
Plate & Serve
Slide the contents of each parchment pocket onto its own plate and serve. Enjoy!
The Final Salmon Dish
I loved this because it was so tasty. The sweetness of the honey was great against the heat of the red pepper flakes. I would definitely make this recipe again. If you decide to try this one out, please let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!