Five Spice Salmon
One of my best dinner tricks is having a store of frozen filets in my freezer. Fish filets are easy to defrost and cook quickly or overnight in the fridge. Next time you are in a pinch for a dinner recipe give this one a try!
What you need:
4-6 salmon filets preferably with skin on one side
1/4 cup of brown sugar
2 tbsp. Dark Soy Sauce
2 tbsp. Sesame Oil
1pinch to a tablespoon of Chinese 5 spice
Pepper Flakes (optional)
Preheat your oven to 450.
Make your marinade: Combine the brown sugar, five spice, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a bowl. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon in to your mixture. Mix well. It should be the consistence of a paste.
Make Your Steam Pouches: Tear off the a rectangle of aluminum foil for each filet you have. You want to make sure you have enough foil to make a pouch around each filet.
Fill Your Pouches: Place each filet on your rectangle of aluminum foil. Place 2-4 Tablespoons of the marinade paste on each filet. Top each filet with a thin lemon slice and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. (Pepper Flakes are Optional. If you have someone who isn't a fan of spices just leave the off their individual filet). Seal each pouch and place them in your preheated oven for 14 minutes so. Ovens temps vary so much sure your filets are cooked before serving.
I serve the pouches in the aluminum foil on the plates of all adults. But I remove the aluminum foil on the little one's plates. Be careful as you open them. Steam will pop out at you. :) My personal favorite side is sautee'd bok choy and spinach!