What do you do when you need recipe inspiration? I grab my notebook, a bunch of food magazines and head somewhere tasty to do a bit of research. It’s a nice change up from my home studio and it also gives me a chance to scope out restaurants that I could potentially work with. This is how I came across this delicious recipe for Broiled Salmon with Scallions and Sesame in Bon Appétit.
What Temp Should Fish Be?
I’ve discovered recently that some of my friends are intimidated by cooking fish. They’re concerned about under or over-cooking it. A general rule is that fish should be 145 degrees. Mike and I use this food thermometer when we’re cooking meats and seafood. It’s reliable and makes it easy to be sure that everything is perfectly cooked and ready-to-eat.
Using Your Broiler
This recipe calls for you to use your broiler, which is a very fast way to cook or finish cooking anything. The broiler is a lot like your grill and you’ll need to keep an eye on whatever you put in there. The salmon and scallions were ready in about 2 minutes. Super fast! The comforting Asian flavors are delicious and this recipe really isn’t hard at all.
BROILED SALMON WITH SCALLIONS AND SESAME
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- ½ teaspoon sesame seeds, plus more for serving
- Kosher salt
- 1 bunch scallions
- 1 Fresno chile, thinly sliced
- 2 or 3 salmon fillets, skin on (6-8 ounces each)
- Whisk garlic, lime juice, soy sauce, honey, 1 Tbsp. oil, and ½ tsp. sesame seeds in a small bowl.
- Season salmon fillets with salt half of marinade and place in a resealable plastic bag.
- Seal bag, pressing out air, and let salmon sit 30 minutes. Reserve remaining marinade.
- Preheat broiler to high.
- Toss scallions with remaining 2 tsp. oil on sizzle platter; broil until lightly charred, about 2-3 minutes.
- Remove salmon from marinade and set on top of scallions.
- Spoon some reserved marinade over salmon and broil until the salmon is charred around edges, about 5- 6 minutes.
- Spoon more marinade over and top with chile.
- Broil until salmon is charred, about 2 minutes. Salmon temp should read 145 degrees.
- Sprinkle with more sesame seeds and serve.
All images © Regan Baroni 2016.