Sunday, November 2, 2008

A little Sushi-Inspired Salmon

If you are a wasabi lover like me, this recipe is for you.  I've been making this simple wasabi salmon dish for years, it's simple and delicious.  Last week, I decided to add the nori, and pretend I was out at my favorite sushi restaurant eating fresh sushi rolls and sashimi.  The result was fabulous!  Not quite like being at Zen 32, but at least I have a pretty good imagination. 


2 Tbsp Wasabi Powder

2 Tbsp. water

3 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar

1 Tbsp sesame oil

1 Tbsp packed brown sugar.

1 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted

1-2 sheets nori (seaweed paper)

Combine the above ingredients and pour over 1 lb of fresh salmon.  Cut a piece of nori horizontally, into approx. 6 strips.  Wrap each salmon piece with a strip of nori. 


Grill or roast salmon 8-10 min. (or until fish flakes easily with fork.)  Be sure to keep in a baking dish or aluminum pan if grilling, so you keep some of the yummy vinaigrette. 


We enjoyed the 2007 Clay Station Viognier with this meal which was lovely.  Very floral with a definate aroma of honeysuckle.  I loved that there was just enough acid to not fade against the wasabi vinaigrette.  This was a steal for $3.99 at Trader Joes!! 


Kelly said...

3.99!?! That's quite the bargain. I admire how frequently you enjoy a nice glass of wine. That salmon looks delicious and exceptionally flavorful. Anything that evokes the joys of sushi is tops in my book.

Anonymous said...

It sounds great and I have a brand new jar of wasabi powder!

Anonymous said...

I want some sushi-inspired Salmon, too! I'll just have to buy the salmon and vinegar. I'm just wondering if dear hubby will like the idea of salmon wrapped in nori. he's not into sushi. Aaaargh

Anonymous said...

Simply Brilliant!!