Soy-baked salmon with zingy salsa

Soy Baked Salmon

Serves 8

  • 150 ml low-salt soy sauce

  • 75 ml rice mirin or rice wine

  • 1 large thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, peeled

  • 1 lemon

  • 2 limes

  • 1 kg side of salmon, from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger, scaled and pin-boned

  • For the salsa

  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped

  • 2 fresh green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • a few sprigs fresh mint, leaves picked

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

Pour the soy sauce into a bowl with the mirin or rice wine. Finely grate in the ginger and the zest from the lemon and limes. Mix well then carefully pour into a large sandwich bag. Add the salmon to the bag, loosely folding it to help it fit. Squeeze out any excess air so the salmon is completely covered then tie a knot in the bag and pop in the fridge to marinate for around 1½ hours.



Preheat your oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6. Ten minutes before the salmon has finished marinating, put an ovenproof griddle pan on a high heat to get nice and hot. When the time's up, transfer the salmon to a plate and pat it dry with kitchen paper, discarding the soy marinade. Sear the salmon for 1 minute on the screaming hot griddle pan, skin-side down, then place in the hot oven to cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cooked through.



Meanwhile, make the salsa. Mix the chopped pepper and chillies in a bowl with the juice of the zested limes and twice as much extra virgin olive oil. Finely chop and add the mint leaves and a pinch of salt and pepper then have a taste and tweak the seasoning if needed.



Serve the salsa with the lovely baked salmon, roasted sweet potatoes and a fresh green salad.

Nutritional Information

Soy-baked salmon with zingy salsa

Delicious served with roasted sweet potatoes

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This salmon has a bit of a teriyaki feel to it and the soy sauce works so well with the fresh salsa
Serves 8
20m (plus marinating time)
Super easy
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Method

Cooking a side of salmon is really simple and a great recipe to have up your sleeve even if you're not feeding a crowd, as the leftover fish will work really well flaked through a salad or pasta the next day. The salsa adds a lovely kick to contrast with the sweetness of the salmon.

Pour the soy sauce into a bowl with the mirin or rice wine. Finely grate in the ginger and the zest from the lemon and limes. Mix well then carefully pour into a large sandwich bag. Add the salmon to the bag, loosely folding it to help it fit. Squeeze out any excess air so the salmon is completely covered then tie a knot in the bag and pop in the fridge to marinate for around 1½ hours.

Preheat your oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6. Ten minutes before the salmon has finished marinating, put an ovenproof griddle pan on a high heat to get nice and hot. When the time's up, transfer the salmon to a plate and pat it dry with kitchen paper, discarding the soy marinade. Sear the salmon for 1 minute on the screaming hot griddle pan, skin-side down, then place in the hot oven to cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cooked through.

Meanwhile, make the salsa. Mix the chopped pepper and chillies in a bowl with the juice of the zested limes and twice as much extra virgin olive oil. Finely chop and add the mint leaves and a pinch of salt and pepper then have a taste and tweak the seasoning if needed.

Serve the salsa with the lovely baked salmon, roasted sweet potatoes and a fresh green salad.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 280
    14%
  • Carbs 3.5g
    1%
  • Sugar 2.6g 3%
  • Fat 19.6g 28%
  • Saturates 3.1g 16%
  • Protein 20.4g 45%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • 150 ml low-salt soy sauce

  • 75 ml rice mirin or rice wine

  • 1 large thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, peeled

  • 1 lemon

  • 2 limes

  • 1 kg side of salmon, from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger, scaled and pin-boned

  • For the salsa

  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped

  • 2 fresh green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • a few sprigs fresh mint, leaves picked

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper