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Ginger Salmon with Sesame Cucumbers

Broiling is my favorite way to cook salmon. The top gets a little charred while the inside cooks gently so you can’t overcook it. Well, you can . . . but you won’t if you read the simple instructions below.


Total Time:
Level:
Easy
Serves:
4

Ingredients

For The Salmon
  • 1 1/2 lb. skinless salmon fillet (about 1 1/4 inches thick)
  • 1/3 c. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger (about a 1 -inch piece)
For The Sesame Cucumbers
  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 to 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and thinly sliced into half-moons
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. Chopped fresh dill

Directions

  1. Make sesame cucumbers: Put the sesame seeds in a small dry skillet over medium heat. Cook,
    tossing, for 2 to 3 minutes, until toasted. Let cool. In a medium bowl, combine the cucumber, jalapeño, lemon juice, oil, and
    salt. Stir in the dill and sesame seeds.
  2. Put the whole salmon fillet in a large ziptop plastic bag. In a small
    bowl, combine the soy sauce, honey, orange juice, and ginger. Reserve 3
    tablespoons of the mixture and set aside. Pour the remaining mixture over the
    salmon. Squeeze out the air and seal the bag. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to let
    marinate (flip the salmon over halfway through so both sides marinate evenly).
  3. Preheat the broiler (with the oven rack about 4 inches from the top).
    Line a rimmed sheet pan with aluminum foil.
  4. Place the salmon on the prepared pan and discard the marinade. Broil
    for about 5 minutes, or until the top of the salmon begins to char. Pull the
    pan out and spoon half of the reserved soy mixture over the salmon. Broil for 1
    minute. Add the remaining soy mixture and broil for 1 minute more. The top
    should be nice and charred but not burned.
  5. You can check for doneness by inserting the tip of a paring knife into
    the thickest part of the salmon. If the salmon flakes easily but still has a
    slightly darker orange center (medium-rare to medium), then it’s done. If not,
    or if you like your salmon cooked more, then broil for 1 to 2 minutes more. Cut
    into 4 pieces and serve with the Sesame Cucumbers.

Source:http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a52663/ginger-salmon-with-sesame-cucumbers-recipe/