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Author Notes: Less is more. This recipe is extremely simple using minimal ingredients. The sake creates an aromatic sauce that you can't get enough of when poured over your perfectly seared salmon. Serve this with cilantro-white rice for a great side.
I actually won a contest on Epicurious.com (15th anniv Home Cook Contest) for this recipe. They flew my wife and I out to NYC for me to do a cooking demo during an event with two other finalists!
—Cooking For My Fam
- 1 - 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh giner, minced
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 8oz skinless salmon filets
- 1/4 cup sake
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds
- Mix brown sugar, red pepper, and salt & pepper to create rub. Generously rub salmon fillets. Set aside.
- Prepare to sauté. Heat oil in a preheated 12" stainless steel sauté pan.
- Add ginger, cook for 30 secs.
- Add salmon to pan & turn enough to avoid burning. Cook till done and remove from pan. Plate the fish.
- Add sake, sesame oil and seeds, increase heat and reduce the sauce a bit while scraping the goodness from the bottom of the pan.
- Add sauce to fish and serve. eat it up. mmm good...