Doesn’t this look delicious? It is.
A few of us in the Martha Stewart Circle of Bloggers received a salmon from Norwegian Salmon for some cooking fun. Not just some salmon. A salmon. As in the ENTIRE salmon. Here she is.
This photo was taken by Nikki’s talented step-father Galen Lowe. Thanks, Galen!
I knew it was coming, but it was still something to behold when I opened the package! Our family hardly ever eats or cooks fish, so you can definitely call me a fish novice. I do enjoy salmon and decided it would be fun to participate.
I think I’ve only ever made salmon twice in my life, so I didn’t have a bunch of recipes in my box to turn to. Norwegian Salmon has a great website with all kind of quick and easy recipes, as well as some very helpful how-to videos. I decided I may as well take advantage of their expertise and use one of their recipes. I settled on the Asian-Style Orange Sauced Salmon with Sesame Broccoli, which was categorized under the Easy category.
My friend Nikki and I made the dish together. Nikki loves salmon, so I had to share the catch with her. You certainly do not need two people to make this recipe, although it was fun hanging out! The recipe was super easy to prepare, and the salmon was delicious.
Asian-Style Orange Sauced Norwegian Salmon with Sesame Broccoli
From Norwegian Salmon
- (4) 5-6 oz Norwegian Salmon fillets, skin removed
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup rice cooking wine (I couldn’t find this at the store, so we used white wine)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
- 1 tsp sugar
- 4 each orange slices (and more for garnish if you like)
- 3 cups broccoli, florets
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tsp sesame seeds, lightly toasted
- 1 tbsp cilantro
- 1 tsp orange zest
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 375° F
Make sauce: in a sauce pot, combine orange juice, rice cooking wine, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger and sugar. Reduce until thickened (about 2/3 original volume)
Arrange salmon fillets in oiled casserole dish. Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Top each fillet with 1 slice of orange. Pour sauce into casserole dish
Bake for 12–15 minutes or until salmon is pink in center.
While salmon is baking, cook broccoli: Blanch florets in large pot of salted boiling water until tender. Strain water and drain florets well. Toss with sesame oil, sesame seeds and dash of soy sauce
Arrange salmon on plate surrounded with broccoli florets. Garnish with chopped cilantro and orange zest. (Whoops! We forgot the cilantro…but I’m certain it would be a nice touch!)