Here’s an easy little recipe for a midweek dinner – it is so quick to put together and quite delicious.
For the marinade mix together 3 tablespoons of mirin, 3 tablespoons of dark soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon of caster sugar. This will be enough for 2-3 fillets of salmon. Put your salmon fillets into the marinade about 30 mins before you start cooking, but to be honest, if they only get 5 minutes marinading, they will still taste delicious.
Heat a frying pan, and put the fillets in skin side down to allow the skin to crisp up a little. After about 3 minutes, turn the fillets over and add the marinade to the pan. Cook until they are done – I can’t give you an exact time because it depends how big they are, but mine took about 8 mins in total – don’t overcook them – put a knife in to check that the insides are cooked and the fish just gently flakes apart.
Serve with rice and stir fried mixed veg.
For my veg, I just take a selection of veggies (mushrooms, onion, corn, greens, beans, tomato, pepper etc) – chop them up into pieces that will cook quickly (slice the hard veggies thinly). Heat some oil in a pan with some thinly sliced garlic (one clove will do) – add the veggies in order of hardness – so carrots and peppers first…. tomatoes last. When they begin to soften slightly add a few tablespoons of oyster sauce and a splash of hot water from the kettle. You can also add a splash of shaoxing rice wine if you have some for an added depth of flavour. The water and wine will help to steam the veggies. Stir well to coat the veg with sauce.