When you were a kid, did you ever read those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books? I loved them, but I always went back to read the other options, to see what the outcome would've been had I chosen those...
This meal was kind of like that. I did it a few different ways, and I came up with two favorites. My husband hates fish, and I hate that. (I intend to make him my AWESOME fish tacos, and I maintain that NO ONE shouldn't like them... we'll see.) And even though I couldn't get enough of this salmon, he didn't like it. Rewind to several years ago when he dated some "Samantha" who thought she could cook (and couldn't). She tried to grill veggies and salmon, and everything ended up mushy and slimy. Needless to say, this turned him off to fish. He wretches every time he thinks about it. All I have to say is, "Thanks a lot, Samantha." Sheesh.
Anywho, for those of you who LOVE salmon, This was LOVELY! I love biting into the ginger as I savor the sweet of the honey. Too, in the second version, the soy sauce actually made it even better!!
HONEY GINGER SALMON POCKETS
2 servings salmon
2 tbsp (Or more) sesame oil (I LOVE THE SMELL!!!)
3-4 tbsp honey
3-4 tbsp water
1 inch ginger, diced
2 tbsp soy sauce (Optional)
pinch of salt
In a skillet, warm the oil and honey a few mins. Add water and ginger and saute ginger over medium high heat a few more mins. Allow to cool a bit.
Form pouches with aluminum foil and pour the mix in the pouch. Place salmon (meat side down in the juice) in the pouch and fold to seal.
Broil for about ten minutes, or until light and flaky. (You can check on it midway if you like). Sprinkle with a pinch of salt before serving.
Incidentally, I steamed some broccoli with this, and it's wonderful when dipped in the salmon sauce!
"Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, & who we want to be." -- Molly Wizenberg