Spicy flavors give bland salmon a loud tasty kick..this recipe is adapted from Lizzie Mabbot's Chinatown Kitchen version of tofu. Not a fan of tofu, I thought salmon would work as well. It's a long list...don't be put off.. The end result is delicious. —nykavi
Garlic cloves, minced
Dark Soy sauce
Chinese Black Vinegar
Thai Basil leaves
In This Recipe
Heat oven to 350F.
Cut salmon into 2 inch wide pieces. You should have 8-10 pieces.
Season with salt.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a nonstick pan.
Pan fry salmon placing it skin side up in the oil. Cook for a minute or two till light brown, then flip and cook the skin side for a minute.
Place salmon on an ovenproof sheet pan.
Bake for 6-8 minutes. Take out of oven and keep aside.
Start sauce by heating remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a pan.
Add minced garlic and saute till it changes color. Remove from heat.
Add both soy sauces, black vinegar,sugar, oyster sauce, chile flakes and water to garlic oil.
Roast Sichuan peppercorns over low heat for a few minutes. Crush them lightly and add to garlic sauce.
Cut scallions into thin slices.
Tear cilantro, mint and basil into small pieces.
Arrange salmon on a platter.
Drizzle sauce generously over salmon.
Garnish with scallions, cilantro, mint and basil.