Sunday, August 07, 2011

Grilled Salmon with Ginger Sesame Glazed

My friend Janice and I went to New York two weeks ago to watch Tyler Florence doing cooking demo but we arrived pretty late because of the traffics. We didn’t get to see the demo but we managed to take some pictures with him and got his autograph too. He is so sweet, handsome and friendly and yes he talk fast just like he was on TV. It was so hot that day and the poor guy uniform were soaking wet but he bear it all and signed autographs for his fan.

After that we proceed to Manhattan Chinatown for lunch and some groceries shopping. I saw some beautiful, thick salmon from a fishmonger and bought some home. Thank God we brought the cooler with us to store all the stuffs we bought.

I always prepared them in the simplest way possible to retain the salmon sweetness. I grilled them in the oven with some Ginger Sesame glazed. They always turn out great and Carlos said it taste better than the one serve at the restaurant. Don’t you just love my husband? He appreciates whatever I bake or cook for him :)

From My Kitchen Snippets

2 pieces fresh Salmon
Some toasted sesame seeds
Salt and pepper to taste


1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp ginger juice
2 tsp sesame oil

1. In a small saucepan, combined the orange juice, soy sauce, honey and ginger juice. Bring it up to a boil and turn down the heat. Simmer until the sauce is bubbling and thickens.
2. Add in the sesame oil, stir well and remove from heat. Set it aside to cool.
3. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degree F. Line a baking pan with some aluminum foil and brush it some oil on it.
4. Remove the skin of the salmon and pat it dry. Season it with some salt and pepper. Bake the salmon for 5-7 minutes (depend on the thickness of your salmon) Remove the salmon and brush it generously with the ginger glaze.
5. Switch the oven to broil and grill the salmon until brown (in between grilling take out the fish and brush it with more glaze) this will take 5-6 minutes depending how well done you like your salmon to be.
6. Sprinkle on some sesame seeds and serve immediately.

Note: The glaze is good for chicken and pork too.


tinyskillet said...

That is so cool you got to see Tyler Florence, and it nice to know that he is just as friendly and handsome in person.

My husband is so nice about my cooking too. Love sesame salmon, it looks wonderful.

ann low said...

I love the way you prepared the salmon, simple and delicious!

A Taste of Memories-- Echo's Kitchen said...


lena said...

what a pity that you missed the demo! otherwise we can also curi some tips what you have learnt there. Mm, i think i will also like the orange juice seasoning here. said...

My favorite way to make salmon. Looks delish and healthy too!

Velva said...

So lucky to have seen Tyler Florence in person. Awesome!!!


Elin Chia said...

What a waste that you missed the demo! But lucky that u get to take photos with him and his autograph too;)

Salmon has always been my favourite fish and having them grilled is nice too. Yea, u are blessed that Carlos is such a wonderful and supportive husband :)

Charmaine said...

I'm going to try this ginger sesame glaze. We love grilled salmon in our family and I usually make a teriyaki glaze. Thanks!

Unknown said...

so cool that you got to meet him! This dish look fab and healthy

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

your hubby is so sweet,hehehe..I will say the same thing like your hubby because this dish look so tasty and definitely better than those outside restaurant.

Noob Cook said...

the ginger glaze gives such a nice sheen to your grilled salmon, very nicely done :)

Shereen said...

Awwww...Tylerrr...!You got kiss him for me or not?..hahaha.Tak apa lar you miss his demo as long as get to cuci mata looking at him.
My hubby also loves my long as it's not egg or fruits...

My Asian Kitchen said...

aiyooo ...I thought I just post my comment,but tarak ,apa macam?? well,so sayang you guys didn't managed to see the demo..if I'm going I think I will be late too you know I'm always a kaki late! lol! btw ,I will try this recipe when I'm back to NY..thanks!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love your salmon dish, light and healthy. How great you got to meet Tyler Florence in person too.

Chasing Food Dreams said...

Gert.. I m so green that you & my sis got to take pics with Tyler (one of my idol chefs).. :P

I met Bobby Flay once but he was not as friendly as Tyler..

That Salmon looks and sounds amazing.. cannot wait to try it out! Carlos is one lucky man to be able to taste yr cooking and so sweet of course..

ICook4Fun said...

Lyndsey, yes he is very friendly. He signed autograph and took pictures with everyone :)

Ann, thank you.

Echo Kitchen, :)

Lena, is ok as he give away his recipe card on that day. I got to taste what he demo that day. It was grilled Tuna :)

Nancy, thanks for stopping by.

Velva, thank you.

Elin, NY traffic is and cars everywhere. Yes he is a wonderful and supportive hubby :)

ICook4Fun said...

Charmaine, hope your family like this glaze.

Jennifurla, ha ha yea and thank you.

Sonia, yes he is very sweet. He will thank me after each and every meal. I will tell him 'why do you have to thank me' and he said I took the time to prepared it :)

Noobcook, thank you.

Shereen, no dare to kiss him lah and also his face look very sweaty ha ha... yes I know your hushand loves your baking and cooking :)

Lesley, did you click the wrong button :) We actually space ourselves pretty well but you know NY Manhattan traffic especially near Rockefeller center.

LCOM, thank you.

Jenn, years ago I will hang around Union Square farmers market and get to see a lot of famous chefs but during that time not so crazy for them. Yea Bobby is kind of snobbish :)

Healthy and Homemade said...

So cool you got to meet him! Wow this is a beautiful dish, sounds so good.

Debra said...

I don't even care about Tyler Florence, this salmon is TO DIE FOR! I consider myself an excellent cook & I seriously learned 3 new things from this post. #1 Line pan with foil to cook salmon. Why hadn't I ever done that before? #2 Bake some and THEN broil. It was done PERFECTLY. #3 the sesame glaze...YUM!!! Thanks SO much!
P.S. found you on foodgawker!

Anonymous said...

Gert, good recipe, I will try this out soon and let's see if my husband will give me a good credit. Carlos is really sweet.

Anonymous said...

I just tried this recipe to use as a glaze for my steamed carrots. I didn't have orange juice so I used the juice of a squeezed orange and all of the zest from the outer peel. And I didn't have sesame oil but I had Kraft Asian Sesame salad dressing as a sub. WOW! This is going in my collection!

ICook4Fun said...

Debra, glad that you like this. You can use the same glaze for chicken or any type of meat too.

Mel, hope your hubby likes it.

Anon, glad that you like it. If you have a chance do get a small bottle of sesame oil. They do come handy when you cook Asian food :)