Asian Salmon in Foil


Asian Salmon in Foil

Have you kept your resolutions so far? If you are like most of the world, no. I stopped making resolutions many years ago. But, I did like the idea of finding one word to guide your intentions in 2016. I immediately thought of three words (I always was an overachiever.) that I really liked but finally narrowed it down to one. JOY! Joy will be my guiding star this year with my life, my family and my friends. I think that joy being my guiding word will bring about the same thing as some of the other words I considering such as calm, peace and energy.

Did you choose a word or make resolutions? How is it going so far?

I know many people want to eat “healthier” this year. I am trying to always make better choices for my family but often fall short of what I think I “should” be doing. Gone are those expectations. We will eat food that makes us feel good and healthy. I will not feel guilty when we eat pizza, spaghetti or hot dogs. Β This is about life and having treats is part of life.

Verdict:

This salmon dish made me feel good about what I was serving my family. The salmon was perfectly cooked and not dry. I served the extra sauce over the brown rice, a serving of green beans, and a green salad on the side. Both kids ate one and a half servings of the salmon. It had a nice sweet, tangy taste to it.

Cooking the fish in the foil made clean up extra easy.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, powdered
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 lbs. salmon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For each piece of salmon create a little foil packet of heavy-duty aluminum foil on a cookie sheet. Fold the four sides up to the salmon but do not fold to seal.
  3. Mix honey, garlic, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, ginger and black pepper in a bowl. Divide the mixture among the packets of salmon evenly.
  4. Fold the sides of the packet closed so none of the sauce leaks out.
  5. Bake 15-20 minutes (depending on the thickness of your salmon) until cooked through. Open packets and place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes to caramelize.
  6. Serve over rice, if desired, with sauce drizzled over the top.

17 Comments Add yours

  1. I went for three words too – the 3 D’s. so’s I would remember them. Then I spoiled it all by having to go, right now, to look up what I’d written as I couldn’t remember one of them! Determination, discipline and (the one I couldn’t remember) direction. No surprise there. I;m hopeless at direction in all sorts of ways. Better focus on that one I think. πŸ˜‰
    I’ve just been eating salmon although nothing as prepared as this – smoked salmon pate from a packet, with crackers. This looks and sounds delicious. πŸ™‚

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Try writing your words down and posting them around your house – bathroom mirror, refrigerator, corner of your computer screen, etc. I have done it to keep my word right in front of me to be my directive!

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      1. I stuck them on my desk, just before writing to you, after looking them up. πŸ™‚ And yet, some things I remember no problem! Figures. :/

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  2. Miss Lou says:

    I don’t make resolutions, as I’m terrible at following through with them… lol

    This looks very tasty, even though I actually dislike Salmon!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! It’s actually one of the fish my kids like best. Lol.

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  3. This really sounds delicious and tasty with the honey! Looks very lovely!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! My kids love Salmon.

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      1. I have not cooked it, but this sounds full of flavors I would love! I have to try it!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Hope you like it!

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  4. This sounds amazing! Definitely cooking it.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Hope you like it!

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  5. I love Salmon 😊

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  6. susanasummer says:

    Thank you for this! I was just perusing different ways to prepare salmon and here was this post πŸ™‚
    I’m trying this out on Tuesday.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I hope you like it as much as we do!

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  7. Gouchis Girl says:

    I was just thinking about buying salmon, it has been a while, but it is so pricey! Looks good πŸ™‚

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I can get it on sale about once a month for $4 a pound. I try to stock up then. It seems as if all groceries are going up and the size of packages are going down! πŸ™‚

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