Congrong Liao is one of those sort of guys who likes to work hard and play hard and on the weekends he enjoys carving out a little time to prepare tasty, simple dishes like today’s Chinese Inspired Salmon.
Between Congrong and Xiaoping, two busy career working parents with two children who also sport very active schedules, the Liao family has been very lucky to have a set of grandparents living in their household, especially when it comes to daily, healthy meal preparation.
Congrong finds a bit of relaxation chopping and combining ingredients, and creating some dishes with a little variation from the grandparents who daily cook the foods of Chinese tradition. Expanding on some ingredients typically popular in western style cooking, such as salmon, Congrong just pares the flavor profile with those of Asian influence.
With limited ingredients required for this dish, Congrong’s Chinese Inspired Salmon offers ease for preparing a very delicious dish no matter what one’s food culture or tradition, and one that any busy family can cook up for enjoying a good meal together, even those not so lucky to have the grandparents living and preparing daily meals in the household.
- ½ salmon filet, approximately 3 pounds
- 2 small pinches coarse kosher salt
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- ½ inch piece fresh ginger, peeled, thinly sliced, stacked then chopped
- 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- Sprinkle salt over salmon
- In a small bowl mix together shallots, ginger, soy sauce, and oil, stir well to combine
- Place salmon in a narrow sided dish, pour sauce evenly across, cover and refrigerate 4-6 hours Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Wrap marinated salmon in aluminum foil and set onto a baking sheet
- Bake filet for twenty minutes then turn off the heat leaving cooked salmon in oven to dry an additional twenty minutes
- Remove from oven, unwrap foil, transfer to serving platter