Baked Soy and Sesame Salmon with Garlic Butter Snow Peas

Hello fellow foodies.  I do apologise for the lack of posts in the last 3 weeks.  I must say I’ve been enjoying my time off from work and basking in the last few weeks before bub is born.  I’m at the stage where I am thoroughly enjoying looking at all the cute little onesies, baby socks (they’re so tiny), jumpsuits and beanies my new little one will get to wear.  Memories from my first-born are coming back to me and they’re overwhelming but my husband and I are so very excited.  It’s just the waiting game now.

As with dining and cooking, I haven’t been in the kitchen much as my back starts to give out when I stand too long but I did come across an old recipe that I never got the chance to post.  It’s a very simple and healthy recipe that my husband and I enjoy at least once a week.  So here it is.  I hope you try it out and enjoy.

Baked Soy and Sesame Salmon with Garlic Butter Snow Peas – serves 2 (double the recipe to serve 4)

150g snow peas (washed and trimmed)
2 fillets of Atlantic Salmon (about 150g each)
1 Tbsp of olive oil
50ml (about 4 Tbsp) of soy sauce
1 tsp of sesame oil
sprinkle of salt & pepper
2 gloves of garlic (chopped finely or minced)
1 Tbsp of butter

Pre-heat oven to 160 C. In a medium-sized bowl, combine olive oil, soy sauce, sesame oil and a sprinkle of salt & pepper. Mix with a spoon and marinade the salmon fillet in this mix for about 5-8 minutes.

Place salmon on a baking tray and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the tops and sides of the salmon have turned a nice almost burnt like brown colour (or bake to your preference.  I don’t like mine still pink/orangey in the middle).

While salmon is baking, heat up a fry pan and then add butter. Throw in the garlic and snow peas. Stir fry until snow peas are glazed with the butter and the garlic have turned a golden brown colour.

Once the salmon have baked in the oven, serve them immediately with the snow peas.  Can be served with steamed rice.


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