Sunday, November 18, 2012

Teppanyaki Salmon


I personally feel that cooking at home is much cheaper than eating out. Then again, it's also subjective to what we eat outside. If you are not fussy, a simple meal can be within RM5.00. Eating out is rather cheap too for one or two person but for more, home cooked meals are definitely affordable and significantly healthier.


I try to cook for my family as often as I can but there are days I need a break too. When I don't cook, we normally eat at hawker stalls and once a while at restaurants. Both of us, my other half and I enjoy Japanese food, varying between the sashimi, tempura or teppanyaki sets. Having tasted teppanyaki salmon served with rice a couple of times, I ventured into replicating it at home. I don't know how teppanyaki is made in Japanese restaurants but from the taste, Japanese soya sauce particular stands out. As for the rest of the ingredients, it was my choice, as usual those I had at home.

I also made a salad with yellow and red capsicum, zucchini, cabbage and romaine lettuce. Nevertheless, you can opt for your own choice but within those suited to be eaten raw. This teppanyaki salmon served with rice and salad is absolutely delicious with the typical Asian flavours.

Ingredients
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 chillies - 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
Method
Marinate salmon with all the ingredients except oil for at least 1 hour.
Remove salmon from the marinated ingredients.
Seal both sides in heated oil.
Then pour the marinated ingredients inside.
Simmer and cook until a thick sauce forms.
Place salmon on top of rice, pour sauce over and serve with the salad.
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10 comments:

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

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  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!!

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  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.

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  4. You make delicious food and awesome presentation.

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

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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

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

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

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

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

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