Today I’m sharing a time saver dinner for two – Baked Spicy Salmon. Only 30 minutes to prepare and cook and this super tasty dish will be on your dinner table.
Baked Spicy Salmon is just a few ingredients – salmon, cilantro, sambal oelek and mirin, with a touch of salt and pepper. The sambal oelek and mirin are mixed together and poured on top of the salmon fillets and cilantro in a deep baking pan. Salt and pepper is added and then the seasoned salmon is covered in foil and baked for 15 mins. The juices from the cooked salmon is poured into a small saucepan. Vegetable stock and water is added and then thickened with cornstarch. A delicious dish in less than 30 minutes.
Trust me, once you try this dish it will be part of your rotation forever. What’s really great about this dish is that you can swap out the salmon and use almost any filleted fish. Just adjust cooking time as appropriate.
Baked Spicy Salmon is a great weeknight dish, but will also work great when you have friends come to visit. The sambal oelek gives great eye appeal, even after being cooked, and heightens the usual calm pink image of the salmon, so it’s pretty impressive when served.
If you enjoy a spicy kick to your food and haven’t experienced Sambal Oelek as yet, do so soon. It’s an Indonesian chili paste that works as a marinade, glaze, condiment, dressing – you name it. It’s dynamite, super tasty and so easy to use.
Baked Spicy Salmon is a real treat to the tastebuds, for a recipe so simple it’s quite remarkable. It works as a simple relaxed meal but also stands up to being served at a celebratory or holiday meal. Give it a try.