I like to cook salmon. It is delicious, nutritious, and easy to handle compared to other fish.
Here is one Korean-inspired recipe for salmon that is ridiculously easy and fast to prepare. I will call it soybean paste glazed salmon (된장소스 연어구이). Korean soybean paste is not just for Korean soups and stews. It is quite versatile and can be mixed with other kitchen staples to bring an exotic flavor to an ordinary dish, making it extraordinary. That’s my kind of kitchen adventure.
Mix soybean paste with mayonnaise, garlic, honey, and parsley. If you like a little heat, add a few dashes of hot sauce.
Place salmon on a greased baking pan and spread the sauce all over on top.
You can prepare this ahead of time and store in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours.
Bake in the preheated 400˚F oven for 15 minutes or so. If your salmon fillet is very thick, you will need a bit more time to cook.
I made some quick stir-fried rice with whatever vegetables I had and place the salmon on top. A delicious and healthy dinner without much fuss, our family dinner was served pleasantly. Yahoo~~!
PS: Oh! By the way, I have launched a recipe blog written in Korean. It is called Savory Good Life. Please feel free to stop by if you are interested.
Soybean Paste Glazed Salmon
- 1-1/2 lb salmon fillet
- 2 tablespoon Korean soybean paste
- 1-1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry
- 2 teaspoon finely minced garlic
- 1-2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
- a few dashes hot sauce optional
- Preheat the oven to 400˚F.
- Place salmon fillet on a greased baking dish.
- To make the sauce, combine the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl; mix well. Spread the sauce over the salmon.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes and serve hot with rice.