From My Kitchen: Firecracker Salmon

I think it’s official! Salmon might just be my favorite fish. I cook a lot of it. Unfortunately it gets harder and harder to find new recipes, every once in a while your tastebuds are asking for a brand new experience. Finally I found this recipe, which definitely has a kick to it. It’s not hard at all to cook, and it takes minimal time. It does need to marinade for at least a few hours, preferably over night, so keep that in mind when you are ready to prepare this meal!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 – 4 salmon filets, weighing in no more than one pound in total
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 green onions, sliced

In a medium bowl, stir together oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, lime juice, sriracha, garlic, ginger, and black pepper. Place salmon in a container and pour the mixture over the fish. Marinade for a few hours, or even overnight if possible.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place salmon onto a large piece of aluminum foil and pour the mixture on top. Fold foil to completely cover the salmon.

Bake for 18 – 22 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions. Serve with rice.

Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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