This Teriyaki Salmon dish is a rare foray for me into a dish that is not largely made from our garden and for that reason I had to back that up with some vegetable noodles to make it feel right! We went on a supermarket shopping trip last weekend, the only reason we shop at supermarkets is for cleaning products however we always scout around and usually think ‘Nah’.
However stumbling on some beautiful fresh salmon fillets was a great treat and they accidentally slipped into our shopping basket.
There was absolutely no question as to what I was going to cook with them, I love Teriyaki Salmon. The sweet, salty and slightly sour sauce is my idea of heaven, I usually have to slum it with Teriyaki Chicken but pair it with salmon and I am in heaven.
The only downside of the fish we found was that it was skinless! The crispy salmon skin with the Szechuan pepper would have been awesome but hey I got salmon so I can not complain.
You should definitely forgive me for my evident excitement, I love fish and somehow managed to move to a landlocked country where I can usually only get my hands on Pike, Carp or Catfish so my Teriyaki salmon stood at seven years and five months. It really is a delightfully quick dish to make, literally 5 minutes to make the sauce and then 30 minutes to marinade and then 5 minutes for the fish to cook and you are good to go!
I genuinely miss fish and seafood a great deal. I lived right in the centre of the UK before we moved to Hungary but we had the most wonderful fish market despite being about as far away from the sea as you could get on a small island.
Fresh sea fish, shellfish, crustaceans formed a huge part of my diet and I never even thought about it when we left, I figured we live less than 15km away from a huge lake, we will be fine. Silly mistake! Now it is certainly not a regret, but one of the most common questions you get asked when you move abroad is what do you miss from home and apart from the obvious friends and family answer mine always revolves around food, naturally.
For my wife it is English Teabags & Salt and Vinegar Crisps but for me it has only ever been one thing great fish and whilst it was not the greatest fish, this piece of salmon and and my teriyaki salmon dish evoked memories of being a child and getting ‘that’ gift for Christmas!