We spent the weekend with my in-laws last weekend, and while there we celebrated my aunt-in-law's 60th birthday. One of the main courses was salmon, which my mother-in-law asked my husband to help prepare. He ended up making the whole thing, which turned out delicious! He's so good about making up his own recipes. Something I wish I was better at. The key is he's not afraid to try anything. His philosophy is if it doesn't taste just right, add something else to make it taste better! Doesn't always work, but it certainly did this time.
He made two different variations - the Teriyaki Mayo Salmon, and the Teriyaki Wasabi Mayo Salmon. The wasabi one he just added wasabi horseradish and saffron to regular mayo. I can't stand horseradish or wasabi, so I didn't try this one, but those who did, said it was delicious.
- Salmon fillet(s)
- Dried parsley
- 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
- 1 cup Water
- 1/2 tsp Ginger
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 5 tsp Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 tsp Wasabi Horseradish
- pinch of Saffron (optional)
Sprinkle both sides of fillets with salt and pepper. Place in a baking dish lined with foil (makes clean up a LOT easier!).
In a small bowl, mix the mayo with some dried parsley; set aside. If you choose to make the Wasabi Mayo Salmon, add Wasabi Horseradish and a pinch of saffron to the mayo mix.
In a cup or small bowl, combine the 1/2 cup cold water with cornstarch; stir to disolve and set aside.
In a sauce pan, combine the soy sauce, 1 cup water, ginger, garlic powder, brown sugar, and honey. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 3-5 minutes, stirring. Add cornstarch/water mixture. Boil for another 3-5 minutes, or until it is to your desired thickness. Remove from heat. Let cool.
Pour desired amount of Teriyaki Sauce over salmon fillets. Lightly spread desired amount of mayo/parsley mixture over the top of the salmon (we used too much on ours...was delicious, just a little greasier then it needed to be).
Bake for 12-15 or until done (may be sooner or later...make sure you don't over cook it!).