Weekends are the time to shop sales. Well, at least in my opinion. This weekend Whole Foods has a great deal on King Salmon. Get it while you can, because today and tomorrow are the last days of the sale. King salmon is a chinook salmon, the largest of all Pacific salmon. Well, king fits this guy to the T; this was one spectacular piece of fish. It was rich and luscious and a great way to spoil myself.
Most of us also love easy and quick to make dinners on the weekend. Check and check. This is easy and quick to make. It is a perfect way to cook salmon. The slow roasting means you have time to throw a salad together, make some rice and bingo, the salmon is ready and it is time to eat! There isn’t a way to overcook this fish, unless you forget about it and leave it in the oven too long. Slow roasting means this is moist, with a soft, not dry texture. Now you could also grill this fish, but I wasn’t prepared to man the grill, so that meant oven for me.
The spicy sweet flavors of this salmon match well with rice. I fried mine, but steamed is perfectly OK. I used a Gochujang garlic sauce to make this but a chili garlic Chinese sauce would be a good substitute. I found that at Whole Foods, too! I used apricot jam and because it wasn’t the sweetest of jams, I added a touch of honey. You may or may not want to. Peach jam would also be superb.
Now get on your scooter and hop on over to Whole Foods. Bike over to Whole Foods. Yes, you could even drive to Whole Foods. Just do it! This salmon is so worth it.
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Simple Spicy Sweet Salmon
Time to Make: 5 minutes Time to Bake: 30 minutes
1 lb King Chinook salmon
1/4 c apricot or peach jam
2 1/2 T Gochujang garlic sauce
1/4 t smoked paprika
1 t honey (optional)
Chopped Green Onions and Sesame Seed for garnish
Preheat oven to 250. Line a baking pan with foil. Mix the jam, Gochujang sauce, smoked paprika and honey together. Spread over the salmon on all sides, except the bottom.
Place in oven for 30 minutes. Test if fish is cooked to your liking. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!
Other great fish recipes:
Moroccan Fish with Saffron Lime Aioli
White Fish with Mushrooms and Browned Butter
Orange Cacao Rub Roasted Paiche
Roasted Salmon with Roasted Fennel
Cajun Fish with Browned Butter and Pecans
The winner of the last Whole Foods giveaway according to random number generator is: the incredible Adam J. Holland!