Sunday, November 18, 2012

Teppanyaki Salmon

Cooking at home is much cheaper than eating out.  Then again it is subjective to the type of food we choose when eating out.  If you are not fussy, a simple meal where I live can be within RM5.00. Eating out is also cheaper if its for one or two person but more than that, I think home cooked meal are rather  affortable, significantly healthier. I try to cook for my family as often as I can but there are days I need a break too.  We either eat at the local hawker stalls or dine out at restaurants. Both of us, my other half and me enjoy Japanese food. Our orders at Japanese restaurants vary from the sashimi, tempura or teppanyaki sets.  

Having tasted teppanyaki salmon served with rice in a Japanese restaurant, I made a similar dish at home. I don't have the secrets on how teppanyaki is prepared at Japanese restaurants but from the taste, Japanese soya sauce particular stood out.  For the rest of the ingredients, it was my choice and as usual, I reached out to the ingredients I had at home.

I made a salad consisting of yellow and red capsicum, zucchini, cabbage and romaine lettuce. Nevertheless, any kind of salad will do but within those suited to be eaten raw. If you want to know whether you can leave out the chilies, I would recommend you add them.  Chilies and soya sauce goes hand in hand.  The teppanyaki salmon served with rice and salad was absolutely perfect - typical  Asian flavours.

For the salmon
300g (one medium size piece) salmon - cut into two
1 tbsp Japanese soya sauce
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp sugar
2 red chilies - sliced into medium size pieces
Crushed black pepper to taste
2 tbsp oil
(Note: add salt only if needed)

Salad sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp yellow mustard
1 red chili - sliced thinly (optional)
*** Mix these ingredients together
Marinate salmon with all the ingredients except oil for at least 1 hour.
Remove salmon from the marinated ingredients.
Seal both sides in the heated oil.
Then pour the marinated ingredients inside.
Simmer and cook until a thick sauce forms.
Place salmon on top of rice and serve with the prepared sauce and salad.

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  1. I love the presentation of your food...

  2. I'm always a japanese food since like ever!! your recipe here look's delicious and the presentation of the meal make me wanna eat them now!!

  3. Sure it is cheaper to cook and eat at home. We bloggers are good at it.
    I like the condiments you used for this dish. will have to look for a gluten free option of hoisin sauce.

  4. You make delicious food and awesome presentation.

  5. I've heard about tepinyaki but have never tried it - this looks fantastic :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. hi nava- oooooooooooo so delicious looking. very beautifully captured images too. have a nice day

  7. If i can cook as well as you, i'll be eating at home everyday.. =D

  8. You've got some nice work there, Nava! My son loves salmon & we usually just butter it & add lemon after grilling.

  9. Such a simple preparation but definitely healthy and yummy!

  10. you made it sound like so eay. maybe one of these day i will try it


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