Salmon Teriyaki

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  1. statscook

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    So in a week I'm making dinner for a bunch of friends, decided to do salmon (they are pitching in so I'm not spending a lot of money)  

    I was thinking about doing a Teriyaki marinade on the salmon, for a few hours then popping them on a pan and oven baking them,

    I had a few questions so:

    Anything I should be aware of when cooking this to make sure I don't screw it up?

    I was going to cook some white rice (maybe with a little lemon juice in the water to add a little flavor I personally love it) to serve on the side (or put the salmon on top)

    Should I prepare some form of sauce to go on top of the salmon? an additional teriyaki or something a little different or let the salmon stand on its own?

    Also I wanted to get some form of greens on the plate (greens: a texan term used to blanket cover all vegetables) any suggestion on what would go best with the salmon/rice?

    anything else you wanna mention go for it I'm here to learn

    Thanks a ton!

    James
     
  2. kaneohegirlinaz

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    James, for me, I like a little glaze on a baked fish once it's plated, maybe a sprinkle of zest. 

    What about using orange instead of the lemon, it goes beautifully with the teri marinade. 

    As for a 'green', what about pickled veg?  Last night I made grilled teri chicken, steamed white rice and soy sauce and norifurikake, and namasu: cucumber, daikon, carrots, onions, really any combo you think that your friends would like.  It played nicely with the soy based marinade. 

     
  3. teamfat

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    My all time favorite veg to go with salmon is asparagus.  With a teriyaki salmon I'd pan fry the asparagus until just about tender, finish with a good splash of soy sauce, rice vinegar and toasted sesame seeds.  A drop or two of sesame oil in the pan when the  asparagus is just about done wouldn't hurt.

    mjb.
     
  4. chefross

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    James......

    Several concerns here.

    Firstly when marinating fish (of any species) it is only going to take a couple of hours or so, and that depends on the thickness of the fish itself.

    Teriyaki  is very strong and salty so your not going to want to leave it in the marinade for very long. You might want to dilute it with white wine or some other liquid.

    IMHO salmon is so delicately mild, anything like this is going to obscure that wonderful flavor.

    Perhaps a simple brushing with olive oil and lemon, then lightly seasoned and use the grill for that kind of flavoring.

    If you're going to sauce the fish, it should be something compatible with it, such as a butter sauce, or light white wine bechamel.

    Avoid strong sauces and or marinades when cooking with fish.
     
  5. statscook

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    I was only looking to marinate for a few hours, and the recipe I am using (which what I did was pull up about 7 or 8 different recipes and from that derive my own) has water in it, I assumed that the purpose of that was to dilute the overbearing saltiness in the fish, would I be correct in assuming that?  And duly noted on the sauces
     
  6. cheflayne

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    If you go with a teriyaki marinade, i wouldn't do a sauce per se but something like a sambal or salsa made with mango.
     
  7. durangojo

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    a fresh blueberry relish is Delightful with salmon(blueberries, slivered pickled pink ginger, mint).... side of fresh ramen noodles tossed  with sesame oil or sesame chile oil (dash), seaweed, snap peas,broccoli slaw....

    personally i would not marinate the salmon at all..you don't need to, and 2 hours is way too long anyway...just rub with sesame oil or canola oil and grill...maybe brush on a glaze(think mango-ginger habanaro or mango chile or just dilute some mango preserves a bit) all very easy breezy and fast.....oh, do you have access to a grill?

    joey
     
  8. statscook

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    Unfortunately no grill...., and part of the major reason for the Teriyaki marinade is that the flavor it develops is a flavor that is generally liked by all because it's not fishy per say and I'm serving to a broad spectrum of individuals (all college students) so it was something I thought would please all of the group knowing them.
     
  9. durangojo

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    salmon is not a 'fishy' fish, which is just one  of the reasons it is so well liked by so many.....the simplicity of the flavor should only be complimented, not masked.....yes, you are right about the asian flavor being well received...just be light handed, that's all....good is good.....

    joey

    oh, if you do go with a rice....maybe step it up from a white rice...jasmine or basmatti or better yet brown basmatti......maybe add a little something...toasted coconut, raisins, cilantro, lemon zest is a good idea, or orange or dried cranberries...the list goes on.... just a little something..doesn't have to be exotic or expensive or strange
     
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  10. statscook

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    I may look into some Basmatti, and what I tend to do (this is probably weird and not generally done) is if I have something served with rice where a nice citric flavor would go well but not over bearing, I take some lemons cut them up and squeeze the juice out into the rice water as it's cooking, and if done with just the right amount it adds a slight lemon flavor and is rather delicious in my mind especially with a fish dish. Don't know why but there is something about lemons and fish.... And i agree the key with fish like salmon with good flavor is to not over do it in the marinade or sauce if you use one.
     
  11. durangojo

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    small dice the lemon rind(skin) up as well and put it in the rice while cooking......it's even loverlier as it softens into your rice...and add something green in there at the end..be it parsley or cilantro or peas.....just something colorful...as suggessted  before maybe dried cranberries or toasted coconut, raisins, etc....if you want to keep your green side simple...broccoli slaw is simple and easy ..you can find it in bags at the grocer...just add some sort of interesting dressing...garlic-peanut, sesame 5 spice, a coleslaw vinaigrette with asian influences, or just toss with sweet /spicy thai chile sauce..or for a completely different direction...a baby spring mix salad with grapes, mandarin oranges, fresh melons, walnuts with ginger lime vinaigrette or perhaps baby greens with roasted peaches..something light would be a nice accompaniment. were it i, i  woulddefinately serve it with some sort of relish or salsa...fruity would be my choice. it adds so much to the salmon, is fun, can be made ahead,and guests think you're a genius...win-win!

    joey

    how many people?
     
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  12. statscook

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    not 100% sure but about 10 coming I'm used to cooking for 7-10 (i am the youngest of 5 kids so yeah)
     
  13. luis j

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    I served this teriyaki salmon last week in my restaurant, a very similiar idea tou yours...

    Jasmin steamed rice slightly seasoned, a bit of scallion, toasted black sesame and crushed peanuts as a "bed".

    Grilled zucchini (rolled to form some kind of "rose"), and grilled asparagus.

    My teriyaki was made with soy and agave honey (I live at 40 minutes of "Tequila",The city that is near to Guadalajara in Mexico), so, agave products are very local and always on hand, but you can use sugar, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup or molasses.

    I marinated it for a couple of hours, I grilled it and brushed it with the Teriyaki, and before serving, I added another spoonful of the teriyaki (That I reduced to a thick sirup) 

    Here's the pic, it may give you an idea.

     
  14. kaneohegirlinaz

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    Wow, chefluis that looks amazing! Where's my fork!
     
  15. luis j

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    /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif  Thanks a lot for your nice reply kaneohegirlinaz /img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif
     
  16. garth beaumont

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    Here is a salmon teriyaki with a twist ~

    before


    after

     
  17. kaneohegirlinaz

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    garth, never thought of cedar planked teri salmon before ... that won't change the flavor profile of the teri?
     
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  18. kaneohegirlinaz

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    ... and then isn't funny, I'm making grilled salmon for dinner tonight ...
     
  19. garth beaumont

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    Not much ~
     
  20. statscook

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    Wow Chef Luis, you definitely gave me an idea... the idea of taking a road trip and eating dinner at your place /img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif

    I really wish I had a grill and will probably go out and purchase one in the next month or so in time for football season, this is Texas afterall have to do a little tailgating

    haha small world Kgirl hopefully it went well (assuming it already happened)

    and chef luis when reducing it to a syrup, did you just use the original marinade just straight reduced or did you add a little more sugar to make it more syrupy?

    Also to anyone how long would you advise cooking for about? I have heard multiple different answers and was wondering if there is any general consensus (I'm oven baking)
     
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