Sake Glazed Salmon with Garlic Chive Egg Noodles

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Author Notes: These noodles are made from a very thin egg mixture to which you can add a variety of herbs (basil, tarragon, chives, cilantro). Tossed with earthy, roasted shiitakes and sweet, crisp snow peas, they are a great bed for a host of toppings. Here I have used a sticky, broiled salmon, but shrimp, chicken or even just a pile of vegetables would also be great. And as the mirin and soy just lend a bit of sweet and salty, these noodles do not have to be strictly Asian. Don't be alarmed by the amount of oil as you do not use it all for this recipe. savorthis

Food52 Review: The salmon here is good, but the eggy noodles are fantastic! Savorthis didn't explain how the shitakes should be roasted, so I just roasted them in the pan, which only added to the great aromas in the kitchen. I was tempted to sip the remaining chive oil from a champagne flute, but instead drizzled it over the noodles. If you haven't tried them yet, drop everything and do it now!boulangere

Serves 4

Salmon

  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 3 tablespoons soy or tamari
  • 1 pound salmon, skinned, cut into 4 portions

Egg Noodles

  • 1/2 cup garlic chives, thinly sliced, divided
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 10 shiitakes, stemmed
  • 12 snow peas
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon soy or tamari
  • 1 pinch salt
  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Place salmon in a baking dish. Mix all liquid ingredients, pour over salmon, and marinate salmon at least an hour or two.
  3. Put the peanut and sesame oils in a medium, nonstick pan and heat 1/2 the chives over the lowest heat for about 15 minutes.
  4. Toss the mushrooms with 1 T of the chive oil and roast for 10 minutes. Let cool then slice thinly. Turn oven to broil.
  5. Beat the eggs, mirin, soy and scant pinch of salt until completely blended. Stir in the rest of the garlic chives and the cilantro.
  6. Pour the rest of the chive oil into a bowl and set aside. Heat the pan over medium heat, stir the egg mixture gently and pour just enough into the pan, tilting it as you would for a crepe, until it just covers the bottom of the pan. Cook until set, flip briefly, then stack on a plate. Repeat with rest of egg mixture brushing the pan with more chive oil as needed. Fold the stack in half and cut into noodles. Drain any remaining oil from the chive mixture reserving for another use and set the chives aside.
  7. Add the snow peas to the same pan and cook until just starting to blister, tossing a few times. Cut on the bias, toss with the shiitakes and noodles and mound onto four plates.
  8. Cover a rimmed cookie sheet with foil and put salmon on a rack on top. Heat the remaining marinade in the pan on high with the reserved, cooked chives until it starts to thicken. Cook salmon in the upper third of the oven, basting with sauce twice more until crispy and glazed (about 8-10 minutes). Place on top of noodles, garnish with extra chives and enjoy.
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over 2 years ago megancora

Genius idea. The faux egg noodle will be employed in my kitchen for years to come, to be sure. I am not the kind of person that can get excited about breakfast for dinner, but now I know that a few eggs can make an almost instant evening meal -- and one that I can actually get excited about. I employed a bevy of herbs from my garden, which made for some lovely green noodles. The salmon roasting method was also spot on. Thanks for this!

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about 2 years ago savorthis

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it. We eat eggs in all forms at all times of the day and this technique has been with me for years. I was catering in college and the daughter of an important Chinese client came to teach me how to make them for the signature dish. I was so nervous at the time but now I am glad to have them in my repertoire.

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over 2 years ago krusher

Yum! Double yum!! My kind of food.

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over 2 years ago savorthis

Thanks so much Mindy, that made my day! Sharing recipes here has really made me think my meals through a bit more and I'm so glad to hear you noticed the details that I thought made it a successful dish.

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over 2 years ago LE BEC FIN

This recipe really thrills me because it is so smart and inventive. The directions for the many steps- are crystal clear. The 'extra mile' details are impressive: flavoring an oil and using it in two different ways, and making 'noodles' from chive egg sheets. Meanwhile, attention to flavor is front and center in every step and component.- a real winner by every definition. Thx so much for all this inspiration, savorthis!
best,
mindy